Car Seat Resources

Picking a Car Seat

All car seats sold in the U.S. meet the same federal safety standards. Pick the car seat that fits your car, your child and your budget. Head to a store that has sample seats out (Target, Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, for example) to play with the seats before deciding.

Check out Safe Kids Worldwide’s website, Ultimate Car Seat Guide, for tips and tricks to help your child stay safe in the car through the ages!

Installing Your Car Seat

More than half of car seats are installed wrong. Working with a certified Car Seat Technician can ensure your child(ren) is as safe as possible while riding in the car.

Installation Help with a Car Seat Technician

Car Seats can be checked BY APPOINTMENT at these permanent fit locations – CALL TODAY!

 You MUST call to make an appointment.  These locations do not see drop-in clients.  Please also keep in mind that the firefighters and EMS personnel are on-duty and may be called out to respond to a fire or other emergency.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated!

PLEASE NOTE MANY SITES ARE NOT TAKING CLIENTS DUE TO COVID-19.
Larimer County Inspection Stations
Berthoud
Berthoud Fire Protection District: 970.532.2264
Estes Park
Estes Park Medical Center: 970.577.4577
Fort Collins
UCHealth EMS: 970.286.1857
Colorado State Patrol: 970.224.3027
CSU Police Department: 970.430.6746
Poudre Fire Authority: Fill out this form
Loveland
UCHealth EMS: 970.286.1857
Wellington
Wellington Fire Protection District: 970.568.3232
Windsor
Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District: 970.686.2626
Weld County Inspection Stations
Eaton
Eaton Fire Department: 970.454.2115
Evans
Evans Fire Department: 970.339.3920
Greeley
Greeley Fire Station #1: 970.350.9505
Greeley Fire Station #2: 970.336.4020
Greeley Fire Station #3: 970.336.4240
Greeley Fire Station #4: 970.336.4022
Greeley Fire Station #5: 970.336.4070
Greeley Fire Station #7: 970.336.4138
Becker Safety and Supply: 970.576.3988
Colorado State Patrol: 970.506.4999
Fort Lupton
Fort Lupton Fire Department: 303.857.4603
Johnstown/Milliken
Front Range Fire Rescue: 970.587.4464
Windsor
Windsor-Severance Fire Protection District: 970.686.2626

Harnessing Your Child

Harnessing a child in a Rear Facing Car Seat
Harnessing and Installing a Forward Facing Car Seat

Next Steps for Your Child

Colorado Laws versus Best Practice

Colorado laws are bare minimum. To ensure maximum safety we want to follow best practice. This includes keeping a child rear-facing as long as possible (at least two years of age, longer if they have not outgrown the car seat).

 Used and Expired Car Seats

All car seats have an expiration date, most are between 6 and 10 years. If it is not expired, it is recommended to pass on car seats to family and friends so everyone knows the history. Purchasing a car seat from a secondhand store, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or at a garage sale is not recommended as the history may not be known or revealed honestly. These seats may have been in a crash, recalled or missing pieces.

Recycling Old Car Seats

**Please be aware that Colorado State Patrol is no longer taking car seats to be recycled.**

Loveland Recycling Center *Loveland Residents Only

400 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland

Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please remove any non-plastic pieces.

Trash

Please cut straps before throwing a car seat in the trash.

Need a Car Seat?

Safe Kids Larimer County and partners are pleased to offer classes for families in financial need of a car seat/booster seat for their child.  Registration is REQUIRED and distribution is limited to one (1) seat per family, per year.  Classes are offered in both English and Spanish. Se habla español.

**Please note that some classes are being held virtually, in different locations or as one on ones. We are still providing car seats to those who need it!**

If you are expecting a baby, please register for a class 2 months prior to your due date, no earlier.  Thank you!

Donation: $30 (cash or check) to support Safe Kids.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call 970.495.7508, fill out the form below or email safekids@uchealth.org.

Para registrar en Español, llame a The Family Center/La Familia al 970-221-1615.

Please call to register at least 48 hours prior to class date/time. You are NOT registered until you receive a confirmation phone call from our office.

You can submit a registration request to attend a class using the form below.  You are NOT confirmed until you receive an e-mail from the Safe Kids office.



Rear-Facing Car Seat Overview



Car Seat Presentations

 If you are interested in having a car seat safety presentation at your place of work, day care, pre-school, etc., email us at safekids@uchealth.org. 


Resources outside Larimer County

Car Seats Colorado720.376.1391
Safe Kids Colorado Springs719.365.5834