On June 23, Akron Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the International Institute, held a portable crib and car seat distribution event at the Village of San Tomasso, a 50-unit family housing development for refugee resettlement in the North Hill section of Akron. According to Heather Wuensch, director of community benefit, advocacy and outreach, the hospital’s […]
Three-year-old Aaron Sanyasi left Akron Children’s Hospital sitting a little bit higher and whole lot safer in a new car seat. With the help of translator Singh Rai, Aaron’s mom, Bali, left with all the information she needs about local traffic laws, how to install a car seat and how it will keep Aaron safe. […]
Selecting a car seat for a baby or child can be difficult enough, but imagine sorting through these decisions if your primary language isn’t English. Akron Children’s sponsored a “Car Seat Check” in Akron’s North Hill to accommodate Burmese refugees who have settled in the neighborhood.
When used properly, child car restraints have been proven to reduce injury or death by as much as 82 percent. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the types of car seats available, as well as their appropriate use.