Child Passenger Safety

Car Seat Safety


Due to the COVID-19 precautions, we are suspending in person car seat checks.  If you need assistance with car seat installation, we can provide a 30 minute virtual session via Facetime  or Zoom meeting for $30. If more time is needed, each additional 30 minutes of consultation will be $15. We can also provide a phone consult for 15 minutes with email information for $15 . Please call our office at


Schedule an appointment at our

mobile car seat fitting station:

Serving the metro St. Louis area
Expecting a baby or New Parents

  • Expecting a baby or new parents

  • Have a premature baby that will be discharged from the hospital soon

  • Grandparents transporting grand-kids or nanny or au pair who transports children

  • Never had your child's car seat checked

  • Your child has outgrown their current car seat

  • Purchase of a new child car seat

  • Unsure if your child is ready for or needs a booster seat

  • Purchase of a new motor vehicle

  • Moved your car seat and can't get it installed correctly again





Debbie McCabe RN, BSN, certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Instructor will provide personalized attention while checking your child's car seat.  The car seat appointment includes checking your child's car seat for recalls, examining for proper installation or assisting with new installation, making any needed corrections, and demonstration of how to fit your baby or child into the seat properly with hands on practice. My goal is to explain and teach you how to install and use your child passenger seat correctly and have you practice these skills so your baby or child can travel as safely as possible. Each car seat check takes approximately 30 minutes.


One Car Seat $30

(same day appointment $40)

Each Additional Car Seat $15

Each Additional Motor Vehicle $15

Booster Seat $15 (with other car seats $10)

Car Seat Safety Checks can be scheduled at our office located at 9058 Watson Rd, Crestwood, MO 63126, at Kangaroo Kids located at 10030 Manchester Rd in Glendale, or at your home or business in St Louis City or County.

Mileage/travel fees may apply depending on location.


Appointments available Mon-Friday.

call our office at 314-504-7926 or fill out the form.





Helpful info:

NHTSA's Car Seat and Booster Seats page-includes car seat finder to find and compare seats

  • Car Seat Safety Checks

  • National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program

  • Children on Board

  • Operation Kids: Next Generation

National Child Passenger Safety Certification Program

This program provides the basic knowledge and technical skills for the correct use and installation of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts necessary to conduct safety inspections  at car seat fitting stations and community education. Participants will be certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians upon successfully completing all course requirements. This is a 3-4 day classroom course with lecture, demonstration, practice of skills in motor vehicles, quizzes, and skills exercises. Final day is participation in a car seat safety check up event.  Can be offered at your organization or at Safety Basics.  Minimum group size is 5.  National registration fee of $85/person and local fees based on group size.  Call our office for more information at 314-504-7926 or submit a form.

Child passenger safety overview for parents and caregivers transporting children from birth through 8 years of age.  Selecting, using and installing car safety seats for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children will be discussed as well as current MO laws.  Can be offered as a 30-40 minute overview for parent groups and more in depth for 2 hours for case workers or children's organizations.  Fees based on group size and location. Contact us for more information.

Operation Kids:

Next Generation

Child Passenger Safety Basic Awareness 6 hour course-participation level not certification

The goal of this program is to create an awareness of the importance of child passenger safety education and enforcement in preventing child passenger deaths and injuries and to provide basic knowledge on this issue.  The audience for this class is primarily directed toward law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers, child care providers and fire and rescue professionals. Fees based on group size and location.  CEU's may be submitted through your organization. Contact us for more information.

Children on Board

Rear Facing

Forward Facing

Booster Seat

Seat Belt

Safety Basics LLC  St. Louis MO  314-403-2311


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