Seattle Children's Car Seat Check: Safety-Driven Families

On Saturday, Steven, Peter and I steered the WALLY1 van over to Seattle Children's Hospital to greet families who came out for a free car and booster seat fitting, as part of the hospital's community education programs.  

Seattle Childrens' Car Seat Checks program works to educate parents and children about car seat safety.  Throughout the event, parents stopped by with their little ones in tow for a professional car seat fitting and for tips on safe traveling with children.  It was a learning experience for all of us - even for the Seahawks' mascot, Blitz, who stopped by to learn a thing or two about buckling up. 

We're pretty sure they don't make car seats for birds, but that didn't stop Blitz from making friends with Rowan, one of the many kids who stopped by for the fitting:

Car seat checks by seahawks mascot 

Rowan and her mother, Amber, came by to ensure Rowan's car seat was properly installed in their car and to pick up some car-travel safety tips. Blitz and Rowan quickly became inseparable, and they practiced buckling up together in the demonstration car seats:

'Car 

Amber expressed sincere appreciation for the event and all that she learned.  'I wasn't sure if our car seat was installed correctly, and I don't want to put anything to chance, especially with Rowan,' she said.  We couldn't agree more!

We had a blast helping out at the car seat safety program and hope that everyone left with a greater understanding of the importance of buckling up, no matter what your size.  Next up, we're headed over to Qwest Field this Thursday to cheer on the Sounders as they take on the Philadelphia Union in their first regular season match. Be sure to stop by the North Lot before the game to say hello and get your souvenir picture snapped!

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