Serving Ottawa and the surrounding areas

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Here's What I Can Do For You

CAR SEAT INSPECTION, EDUCATION, AND INSTALLATION SESSION 

1-2 hours
$40 + $20 for each additional child restraint

Skip the clinic and let Safe Seats Ottawa bring the clinic to YOU - and at YOUR convenience! This private, in-home car seat safety workshop, will give you the tips you need to keep your little one riding safe. Every ride. Every time.

Let our CPSAC nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor secure your child restraint!

This service includes:

Preliminary Evaluation

Fact Finding:

  • Tell me about your vehicle, your child restraint & your child

  • Vehicle details - the 3 M’s (Manufacturer, Model, Model Year)

Initial research:

  • Full vehicle manual review

  • Full child restraint manual review

  • Vehicle & child restraint recall assessment

  • Child growth chart plotting

Seat Summary:​​

  • Full safety briefing

  • Seat expiration check

  • The ins and outs of your child restraint - the good, the great, and the greatest!

​​In-Home Consultation

Pre-installation:

  • Best Practice

  • Safest child restraint direction (RF/FF) & placement in vehicle that also meets your family’s needs

  • Installation method: LATCH vs. Seat Belt - which option is best suited and/or safest for your child

  • Review current child restraint installation, physical inspection, discuss any challenges, concerns, potential incompatibilities, etc.

Get your hands dirty:

  • Installation:

    • Install the child restraint together; in-depth installation lesson/education for each restraint

  • Harnessing:

    • Review proper harnessing procedure and how to properly harness YOUR child in YOUR child restraint

Post-installation wrap-up:

  • Ages & Stages of child restraints:

    • What to expect/what comes next?

  • Identify the limits of your child restraint and how to identify when the seat and/or mode has been outgrown

  • UAS weight limit (if applicable):

    • What is UAS; what is the UAS weight limit; and how does it affect your installation?

  • Tether/Tether Anchor Usage (if applicable):

    • What is the tether; what is the tether anchor: how does it affect your installation; laws/rules, etc.

  • Common vehicle considerations:

    • Projectiles, airbags, potential seatbelt overlap, etc.

  • You’ve got Questions & I’ve got Answers:

    • Overview

    • Review of child restraint

I will always allow for as much time as needed so that I can leave knowing that there weren’t any questions left unanswered

SHOP AND INSTALL - 'TAKE A TECH' ASSISTED SHOPPING TRIP

1-2 hours
$60 + $20 for each additional child restraint

Take a Tech shopping with you and let our expert eliminate the guesswork! During this assisted shopping trip I will meet you at a retailer of your choosing and discuss each seat that fits your criteria and meets your needs. We will take the floor/demo seats out to your vehicle and test both the fit and potential compatibility. I will go over each of the seat options fully from top to bottom and determine which will work in your vehicle, and where. If you decide to purchase a seat you can also have it fitted and installed that very day, but there's absolutely no pressure!

This service includes:

Preliminary Evaluation

Fact Finding:

  • Tell me about your vehicle(s), your current child restraint(s) (if applicable), & your child

  • Vehicle details - the 3M's (Manufacturer, Model, Model Year)

  • Child restraint information - age & stage

  • Child restraint goals - RF goals, FF harnessing goals, etc.

  • Family needs, seating limitations, etc.

  • Desired features

  • Budget

  • Initial research:​

    • Full vehicle manual review​

    • Vehicle recall assessment

    • Child growth chart plotting

Phone or Email Consultation

Review information gathered in Preliminary Evaluation:

  • Confirm all details to ensure that I can provide you with multiple options that will best fit your child, your vehicle, and your budget

  • Confirm retailer/location for Assisted Shopping Trip

    • Based on the information gathered in the Preliminary Evaluation, I will provide a list of suggested retailers that carry a selection of seats best suited to your family's needs

On-Site Consultation

Pre-installation:

  • Best Practice

  • Safest child restraint direction (RF/FF) & placement in vehicle that also meets your family’s needs

  • Installation method: LATCH vs. Seat Belt - which option is best suited and/or safest for your child

  • Review current child restraint installation (if applicable), physical inspection, discuss any challenges, concerns, potential incompatibilities, etc.

Get your hands dirty:

  • Installation:

    • Install each of the child restraint options; in-depth installation lesson/education for each restraint​

    • Confirm fit and compatibility in all possible modes (RF/FF) for each restraint

  • Harnessing:

    • Review proper harnessing procedure and how to properly harness YOUR child in each restraint option​

Post-installation wrap-up:

  • Ages & Stages of child restraints:

    • What to expect/what comes next?

  • Identify the limits of each child restraint and how to identify when the seat and/or mode has been outgrown

  • UAS weight limit (if applicable):

    • What is UAS; what is the UAS weight limit; how does it affect your installation?

  • Tether/Tether Anchor Usage (if applicable):

    • What is the tether; what is the tether anchor: how does it affect your installation; laws/rules, etc.

  • Common vehicle considerations:

    • Projectiles, airbags, potential seatbelt overlap, etc.

  • You've got Questions & I've got Answers:

    • Overview

    • Review of each child restraint

Seat Summary:

  • Full safety briefing

    • The ins and outs of each child restraint

CAR SEAT SELECTION CONSULTATION

1 hour 
$30

Feeling overwhelmed by the endless choices? Underwhelmed by the retail experience? Let me work with you by eliminating the guesswork! I will tackle all of the research for you, ensuring that you choose the child restraint that fits your child, your vehicle, and your budget. And the one that will grow with your child! Let ME do the legwork! I will gather the necessary information, conduct all necessary research, and send you my top choices based on your family's needs.

This service includes:


Preliminary Evaluation

Fact Finding:

  • Tell me about your vehicle, your current child restraint(s), & your child

  • Vehicle details: the 3 'M's (Manufacturer, Model​, Model Year)

  • Child restraint information: age & stage

  • Child restraint goals - RF goals, FF harness goals, etc.

  • Family needs, seating limitations, etc.

  • Desired features

  • Budget

​​​Phone or Email Consultation

Review information gathered in Preliminary Evaluation:

  • Confirm all details to ensure that I can provide you with multiple options that will best fit your child, your vehicle, and your budget​

Seat Options:

  • You will receive a detailed email containing each of my seat recommendations along with a brief explanation for each seat choice

  • Turnaround time - Email to be received within one week

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