Car Seats

Car Seat Distribution Suspended

Car seat distributions have been suspended to allow for appropriate social distancing during COVID-19 outbreak. If you have an EMERGENCY need for a car seat, please call 651-430-6655 to discuss your request.

Child Passenger Safety

  • Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for children under the age of 14.
  • According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, three out of four child seats are used incorrectly
  • Many parents are not aware of the type of car seat to use as a child grows or how to properly install the seat in the vehicle.

Minnesota Law

  • Minnesota state law requires that children age 7 and under be restrained in an appropriate, federally approved car seat or booster seat, unless the child is 4 feet 9 inches or taller.
  • Minnesota law also requires drivers and all passengers to be buckled up or in the correct child restraint and allows law enforcement to stop and ticket those who are in violation of the law.

Car Seat Request Form

Families with limited income or whose children participate in a Medical Assistance program may be eligible for a free car seat. Click here to complete the request form.