We ask that you bring your baby’s car seat when you come to our unit for delivery. We will ensure that the car seat you have chosen is suitable for your baby and that you are able to strap your baby in appropriately. Be wary of purchasing used or hand-me-down car seats as the safety of the seat may be compromised from prior use. Please also follow the installation manuals for your specific seat as well as your specific vehicle.
We would recommend having your car seat installation checked, as many car seats are installed incorrectly. There are several local options for free evaluations, see a list of fitting stations here Child Safety Seat Fitting Stations in New Hampshire.
Current guidelines state that children should be in rear-facing seats until they reach the height OR weight maximum for their specific seat. For most seats and children, this is at least 2 years old.
For up-to-date data on car seat guidelines, visit: