Car Seats Colorado visits early childhood education programs across Denver with new animal-themed height chart display

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Keeping track of your child’s height as they grow can be sentimental and nostalgic — but it’s also important for their safety in a vehicle. To educate and engage parents, caregivers and kids, Car Seats Colorado recently created a bilingual, animal-themed height chart and visited Denver Great Kids Head Start locations across Denver.

Car Seats Colorado worked alongside the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) and Swedish Medical Center to host events that featured the new display, provided car seat fit checks and raffled off free car seats and booster seats.

A partnership between CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol, Car Seats Colorado is increasing public awareness about child passenger safety leading up to National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19-26.  Many parents and caregivers aren’t aware that height — but also a child’s weight and physical development — all play a role in determining proper car seat, booster seat and seat belt fit.

“From 2015 to 2019, 48 children under age 8 were killed in passenger vehicle crashes in Colorado,” said Colorado State Trooper Tim Sutherland and Colorado Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator. “We hope our height chart display will raise the visibility of the issue and help parents make informed decisions to keep their children protected.”

Link to images of height chart

These materials are also available in Spanish. Please contact Daniela Hernandez [email protected] to request information.

Height Chart