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Old 06-08-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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I need help. I noticed this morning that a girl I work with has a carseat forward facing in her car. I asked her if her DS is riding like that. She said yes!!! Her DS is only 7 months old. She said her carseat was a piece of crap and she couldn't afford a new one. This is one she bought at a flea market and then had a wreck in her car. Is there any assistance in Georgia to get free car seats? I would offer to buy her a scenera but I don't have the money for one. She knows this is illegal and not safe. Her DS dad is a cop as well but it doesn't matter.

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Old 06-08-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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She should check with her local health dept or environmental health dept. I know several years ago ours (the environmental division) used to participate in a free car seat program but it has since been discontinued.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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i know that here in alabama (and some other states from what ive heard) the health department has a program to give free carseats to people in need. Im on WIC, personally, and when i go to appointments ive seen other women with good carseats (mostly graco snugrides, ive seen some evenflo bucket seats too) that have a little sticker on them saying "property of Dale County health department". I dont have one of the free carseats so i dont know anything about how you get them other than go to the health department and inquire, maybe with your paystub and personal information.
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I dont know about programs offering free carseats but she could probably go to the crises center with a copy of the accident form. Or maybe a local church would help buy one?
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Re: HELP!!! Free carseats in Georgia...?

You can also check with local hosptials, police departments and fire departments. Our local Sheriff's Dept as well as the Children's Hospital both have them.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:23 AM   #6
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Re: HELP!!! Free carseats in Georgia...?

i believe some counties in GA the WIC department gives away carseats. i think they are sceneras.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:00 AM   #7
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Go here:
http://seatcheck.org/

put in the zip code and contact the seat check plasces that come up - they should be able to help or know who to contact in your area.
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Yep, call your local Safe Kids. They will be able to give her a seat, if not free greatly reduced ($10 usually). And Sceneras are on sale at Walmart for $35.
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