Is it time to upgrade your child's car seat?
Good News! CTA's Child Passenger Safety Program through the BIA Child Passenger Safety Grant is now offering various sizes and brands of child passenger car seats, for eligible Tribal Members, at no cost!
*Eligibility Requirements include:
- Expecting a child
- Have a child needing to upgrade to a different level of Passenger Seat Safety
- Provide daycare for a family member in which you transport children
- Be a current Tribal Member
All children under 13 should be properly secured in the back seat!
Birth to 12 months
Alaska Law requires children less than one year, or children older than one year but less than 20 pounds to be secured in a rear-facing car seat.
Alaska Law requires children one to four years old weighing over 20 pounds to be properly secured in an appropriate child restraint.
*Keep your child in a a 5 point harness forward-facing car seat unti lthe top height and weight limit allowed by the car seat.
Once your child outgrows the forward-facing car seat it's time for a booster seat with a shoulder-lap seat belt.
Alaska Law requires children over 4 years and less than 8 years of age who are under 4'9" or less than 65 pounds to be properly secure in a car seat or booster seat.
Keep your child in a booster seat until big enough to fit a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lay snuggly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or face.
Infant Rear-Facing Car Seat
So how do I receive an upgraded car seat?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, please call our Child Passenger Safety Technician, Tina Grasser, at the Craig Tribal Association at (907) 826-3998 to schedule your appointment!
Harnessed Booster Seat
Please note that your child must be present in order to receive a car seat.