National Seat Check Saturday is this Saturday, September 24, and Safe Kids Adams County will be conducting a child safety seat belt check. Certified technicians will be available to provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and advice from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Central Fire Station at 906 Vermont Street in Quincy.

Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics emphasize how important it is to keep children in each restraint type for as long as possible before moving them to the next type. For maximum child passenger safety, parents and caregivers should visit their local inspection station to ensure their child’s safety seat is used properly.

For more information, contact Triena Dietrich at the Adams County Health Department at 222-8440 extension 112.

Here are some “Safety Seat” guidelines:

Rear-Facing Seats: In the back seat from birth to the height and weight limit of the seat.

Rear-facing seats are recommended for children up to 2 years old, but at a minimum of age 1 and 20 pounds.

Forward-Facing Seats: In the back seat when the child has reached the height or weight limit of the rear-facing seat to about age 4 and 40-65 pounds.

Booster Seats: In the back seat from about age 4 to at least age 8.

Safety Belts: At age 8 and older and taller than 4’9’’.

Remember: All children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.