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What does a safe sleep environment look like? ...

What does a safe sleep environment look like?

This Saturday, join us for free car seat inspections, food, giveaways, and exploration stations! ...

This Saturday, join us for free car seat inspections, food, giveaways, and exploration stations!

Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For many children, this will usually be when they are about 4’9” tall and between 10 and 12 years old. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: your child should still ride in the back seat because it’s safer there. ...

Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For many children, this will usually be when they are about 4’9” tall and between 10 and 12 years old. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snugly across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face. Remember: your child should still ride in the back seat because it’s safer there.

The Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council swore in their 2017-18 officers at their retreat last Wednesday. The event also honored Eileen Monahan for her many years of service representing First 5 on the Council. ...

The Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council swore in their 2017-18 officers at their retreat last Wednesday. The event also honored Eileen Monahan for her many years of service representing First 5 on the Council.
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