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Hospital Offers Booster and Child Safety Seats to Eligible Low-Income Families

December 01, 2012

Every child under 8 years old, unless they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall, must now ride in a booster seat or other appropriate child safety seat while riding in a motor vehicle according to Ohio's child restraint law.

To help parents assure their child's safety, the Ohio Deparment of Health created a program called The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) program. The OBB supplies safety seats and child passenger safety education to eligible low-income families. Wood County Hospital is the only facility in Wood County to offer the program.

The Family Birthing Center at Wood County Hospital offers their Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) child passenger safety seat program every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. The program provides families in need with a safety seat, as well as education on the importance of the safety seat, how to find the right safety seat for your vehicle, and the Child Passenger Safety Law. Reservations are required. Participating families are asked for a $20 donation.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the WCH Family Birthing Center at 419-354-8932