Car Seat Inspections

(260) 435-7887 (260) 435-7887

Lutheran Children's Hospital supports Safe Kids Allen County's permanent fitting station by performing car seat inspections on the Lutheran Hospital campus. There is no charge, but an appointment is required.

Other fitting stations in Fort Wayne include:

Child in car seat

Dupont Hospital
2520 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 416-3005 (260) 416-3005
Appointment required.

Parkview Randallia FBC
2200 Randallia Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.
No appointment needed
(260) 373-6830 (260) 373-6830

Indiana Car Seat Laws

  • All children less than 8 years of age must be properly fastened and restrained by a child restraint system according to the child restraint system manufacturer's instructions.
  • All infants must ride in a rear-facing infant seat until 1 year AND 20 pounds.

Laws are not always the maximum safety standard. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide and Lutheran Children's Hospital recommend the following best practices:

  • Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat until age 2 or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer.
  • Children age 2 or older or those younger than 2 who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their seat should use a forward-facing seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer.
  • Children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit should use a belt-positioning-booster until the vehicle lap-and-shoulder seat belt fits properly, which is typically when the child is 4 feet 9 inches tall and 8 to 12 years of age.
  • Children old and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone should always use lap-and-shoulder seat belts for optimal protection.
  • Children younger than 13 should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.

Click here to view a list of recalled car seats/restraints.
Click here for additional information on car seat and travel safety.

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Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.

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