Car Seats: We Have an App for That!

Dayton Children’s Kohl’s A Minute for Kids program focuses on unintentional injuries resulting from children and families being “on the go” including bicycle injuries, motor vehicle crashes, teen driving incidents and children being left alone inside hot vehicles. With data from our recent pediatric health assessment as well as information from our trauma registry, we know that thousands of children in our service area could be spared injuries and emergency room visits by learning more about these injury risks.

In 2012-2013, Dayton Children’s received $186,348 from the Kohl’s Cares ® program to support the 2012 Kohl’s A Minute for Kids Campaign. We are using this generous donation to create radio and television spots featuring ways kids can keep safe on the go.

In addition, we are excited to announced that a portion of the grant monies helped to create a “Safety On the Go” Car Seat App to help parents make the correct decisions on how to properly choose and use car seats. This application is downloadable to smart phones and highlights information including:

  • Choosing the right car seat
  • Browsing all car seat types
  • Surprising car seat facts
  • Installation help

To download the application visit: – you won’t want to leave home without it!

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