Get Your Car Seat / Booster Seat Checked
Orange Regional Medical Center is a car seat fitting station. This is a permanent site where parents and caregivers can either routinely go or call for appointments to have their child’s safety seat checked.
Our Child Passenger Safety Technicians are on hand to inspect and install safety seats, as well as provide one on one tutorial instruction on the proper use and installation of child restraints. Installation and teaching takes approximately 60 mins. Parents should come with car seat, car seat manual and car manual.
Getting Your Car Seat Checked for Safety
Child Passenger Safety Technicians will check for common misuses such as:
- Loose harness straps
- Loose seats
- Incorrect use of lower anchors
- Use of non-regulated (aftermarket) products
- Incorrect placement of chest clips and non-use of tethers
Proper Seat Installation will be taught to parent or guardian, it takes about 30-45 minutes.
Tips on Selecting a Car Seat
When selecting a car seat, child safety advocates do not recommend buying one used. Instead, parents are encouraged to purchase a new car seat that fits their child, upgrading regularly as kids grow older. New York state law requires that children under the age of eight must be secured in a child safety seat, although the state strongly recommends booster seats for older children who weigh more than 40 pounds.
This class meets at Orange Regional Medical Center at the Emergency Department Entrance.
How to Register
Registration is required, call 1-888-321-6762 or visit: https://www.ormc.org/rsvp.
Enroll expectant parent of children under 12, Child/children are welcome but do not need to be enrolled.
Please bring car seat, car seat manual, child (if possible), vehicle and owner's manual for vehicle.
Car Seat Inspections Schedule
Class/Event Refund Policy: Should you need to cancel your class registration, please call us at 888-321-ORMC (888-321-6762) as soon as possible.
Inclement Weather Policy: The hospital reserves the right to waive part or all course fees if inclement weather patterns result in the cancellation of the course. The level of refund given to enrollees, if any, will be determined by the number of class hours attended by each enrollee.
Couples/Family Enrollment Policy: Certain courses are designed for couples or multiple family members to attend. The fee charged for these courses applies to both persons as a unit (unless otherwise expressed in the event description), and both persons are required to attend. Discount and refund policies apply to both persons as a unit.
Recommended Support Groups & Classes
You may also be interested in the following support groups, classes, and upcoming events related to maternity services and childcare:
Tour our Birthing Center
Expectant parents planning to deliver their new bundle of joy(s) at our Rowley Family Birthing Center are encouraged to join us for a tour of our facilities before their due date arrives. We find that touring the facilities before labor and delivery helps our moms and dads feel more comfortable on this special day.
Lamaze Weekend Class
Learn breathing and relaxation techniques and what to expect during the phases of childbirth. Class will cover both vaginal and c-section births. Classes meet on Saturday and Sunday and attendance is required on both days.
Baby Bunch Support Group
The Baby Bunch Support Group unites new parents and their babies to share experiences, discuss questions with other new moms, exchange ideas and challenges, gain knowledge and learn skills regarding newborn care.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
This 2 hour class discusses the benefits of breastfeeding to the mother/infant. Discussion topics include: latch-on, proper positioning for breastfeeding & some common situations such as engorgement, soreness, treatments & sleepy baby.
Support Groups & Classes
At Orange Regional Medical Center, we believe that the support system we provide to our community and patients is just as important as the clinical care that we provide. This is why we offer several support groups and community educational classes to our patients, who may be experiencing a variety of different hardships or currently undergoing surgery or oncology treatment.