Why Work with a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)?
Whether you're expecting, just welcomed a child(ren), or have been parenting for years, we know that keeping your little one safe is a constant concern. Let Amanda help you feel at ease with one of the most crucial pieces of safety technology you will use as a caregiver.
Motor vehicle (marked MV on image) deaths have declined drastically since the invention of car seats and seat belts, but car crashes are still a leading cause of death for children every year.
One reason for this is that even when car seats/booster seats are used, they aren't necessarily used correctly.
Some common misuses include:
using expired seats
installing using LATCH/seat belt when the opposite should be used
harnessing the child incorrectly within the car seat
using a car seat that is inappropriate for the child's age or development
adding unsafe products to/underneath the car seat
installing the car seat in the wrong seating location for your vehicle
2017 Data: Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Deaths in U.S.
Car Seat Safety Testimonials
We originally called CHP and Irvine PD for our car seats as we thought this was where people usually got car seats checked. Turns out, there are not many locations that do this anymore and Irvine quoted us a 2-month wait. I found Amanda on Yelp and am so glad.
She came to our home as I had just given birth. She installed our two bases in two cars and made sure they fit well before teaching us all the steps. I'm embarrassed to say I had missed more than one important thing and my husband had even double checked my work. But Amanda was gracious and so sweet about it all and we now feel 100% sure our car seats are being used right. She gave us a couple recommendations for the convertible seats we'll need next and we will definitely be having her back to install those too. Super patient, affordable, and well worth the time to see Amanda the CPST!
I texted Amanda to see if she was available for a car seat installation. She was super responsive and we were able to schedule a meeting the next day. She came to my house and was a life saver! Turns out our car seat was not installed correctly. She took her time and answered all my questions. She showed me how to install the seat in both my cars since sometimes the settings need to be adjusted depending on the type of car. She was very nice and patient. I highly recommend her!
I texted Amanda for a car seat installation appointment and she responded back super fast! Being so busy with my 5 month old, I wanted a professional to show me all about car seat safety instead of reading the long manual and still not being certain it was correct.
She explained and showed us how to properly install 2 different seats in 2 different cars and how to adjust them as my child grows. I'm so much more confident with the seats and have peace of mind that they are in correctly for the safest ride possible for my LO. She ensured we felt comfortable with the seatsand was very thorough. Thank u Amanda!
I found Amanda through a mom page on Facebook and I am so happy I did. Even though my husband had read through the car seat manuals, we never even thought to check the actual car manual!! Turns out we have been installing our seats completely wrong the entire time! We are so grateful that we didn't find out the hard way!
After Amanda taught us the basics and how things are different with forward and rear facing seats, we felt more knowledgeable and confident in our car seat installing abilities! If you haven't had a car seat specialist check your seats, it is worth it for peace of mind. Thank you Birth Team!!
~Rachel, Aliso Viejo