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    CPST Instructor Dsunny1's Avatar
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    Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    I am doing a car seat table at a Parents conference for Head start parents in the area. There are 250-300 expected. What "DID you Know" questions would you put on a handout to give info. Examples: Did you know most kids should be rearfacing well past their first birthday... Did you know car seats expire?
    Can anyone come up with other ones that are thought provoking to add? Thanks for your help! Jen
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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know that kids who are forward facing under two years old are (however many times, i'm not sure, look it up) many times likely to die or suffer serious injury in an accident than if they were still rear facing.

    That one is pretty convincing. You should check out the rearfacing video on youtube, she's included a lot of good statistics.

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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know your three-year-old is too young for a booster?
    Did you know your 8-year-old should not ride without a booster?
    Did you know your 14-year-old should always ride in the back?
    Do you know if your 16-year-old buckles up when riding with friends?
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    Thumbs up Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know you mustn't wash the straps?

    Did you know to read & follow both your vehicle and carseat manuals?

    Did you know there are more seats available than at our local retailers?
    (For those frustratingly rural areas)

    Did you know the manufacturer's customer service is actually helpful?

    Did you know there are __________ CPSTs in the _________ area?
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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know carseats can be outgrown by height before the weight limit is reached?
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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know that you shouldn't use both the seatbelt and the lower tether anchor straps to secure your safety seat?

    Did you know that bulky clothing should NEVER be worn under the harness of a carseat?

    Did you know that you MUST replace most car seats after a minor crash?

    Did you know that most seatbelts do lock?
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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    How about some basics?

    Did you know that a properly used car seat can reduce the risk of death by 90% and the risk of injury by 70%

    Did you know that 90% + of car seats are used incorrectly?

    Did you know that there are trained certified technicians available to help?

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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Did you know that if you do NOT have a seat for your child you can go to________ for assistance?

    Good idea, the list .

    Just want to add that many Head Start parents have no vehicle of their own, if they do they do not always have a recent model or one with properly working seat belts. Many struggle just to get the kids fed and clothed and properly supervised!

    You might want to think about how you organize your 'Did you know's', or how many you include. 'You' don't want to overwhelm them!!!! Some may not feel too good about how many 'Did you know's' they DIDN'T know!

    C.

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    Re: Help with info board, give me did you know ?

    Hey, you guys are great! That is a great start. I will figure out which ones to put in and how to organize it tomorrow. I have to find good pictures of properly restrained kids in each type of seat to put on my Board tonight. I have a few other conferences/safety fairs to do in the next few months, so I am going to make one board to take to each one. Thanks again for your help, I couldn't think straight earlier today to remember the ones that stand out to people. Jen
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