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Healthy Woman event to focus on buckling up kids

August 17, 2011

Catie Wiedenhofer, right, director of the Safe Kids San Angelo program, shows the proper way to restrain a child in a car seat. During the Aug. 27 Healthy Woman event, Wiedenhofer and a half-dozen nationally certified car seat technicians will be at Scenic Mountain Medical Center to inspect and, if necessary, replace for free child restraint systems. (Courtesy photo)

When listing all the things parents can do for their children, properly installing a car seat usually doesn't come to mind.

But having the the right kind of car seat in your vehicle and, more importantly, making sure your child is properly restrained may be among the most important things parents ever do, officials say.

Car seat safety will be the topic for this month's Healthy Woman event, scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon Aug. 27 at the Scenic Mountain Medical Center north parking lot.

Catie Wiedenhofer, director of the Safe Kids San Angelo program at San Angelo Community Medical Center (SMMC's sister hospital), will be on hand to not only talk about the benefits of properly installed child restraint systems in automobiles, but will also inspect and — if necessary — replace for free attendees' car seats.

For more information on the event, contact Healthy Woman Coordinator Kim Howell at 268-4842.

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