Car Seat Safety Program

Car Seat

*Please Note: Car seat inspections are not done as part of your postpartum stay and are not available on the Family Care Unit. Car seat inspection appointments are available at our St.Vincent Fishers location.

We know your child’s safety is important to you and it's just as important to us. That's why St.Vincent Women's Hospital encourages car seat inspections by certified child safety seat technicians.

Car Seat Safety

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children ages 14 and under? Nine out of every ten child safety seats are misused in Indiana which mirrors national trends. Of those that are misused, 80% of the parents felt that their child safety seat was correctly installed.

We encourage parents/care-givers to make an appointment to have their child safety seat inspected by a nationally certified child passenger safety technician. The technician will offer the latest information and provide instruction on how to properly install the child safety seat.

Car seat inspections appointments are available at our St.Vincent Fishers location. Inspections are done by appointment only and are free of charge unless it is determined that a replacement seat is needed. Inspections last approximately 30 minutes per child/car seat. Spots fill quickly so please call early. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 317-338-CARE (2273).

Do you need an infant car seat?

St.Vincent Women’s Hospital, Indianapolis has car seats available for purchase in the Gift Shop, located at 8111 Township Line Rd, (entrance #10). Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, closed on Sunday. For questions, call 317-415-7690. Payment is due at time of purchase. All forms of payment are accepted. We presently stock the Cosco Comfy Carry car seat. Fabrics, patterns and accessories shown are not guaranteed and are subject to change. (Car beds are available for NICU and CCN as needed.)

The Cosco Comfy Carry

Cosco Car SeatFits infants from 4 – 22 lbs. and up to 29 inches in height; especially designed for tiny travelers. Equipped with 4 shoulder harness slots for best positioning as baby grows; lowest height approx. 5.25 inches. BEST BASE designed for easy use; base shape provides better fit in more vehicles (fits in smaller spaces). $53.00

  • Reclines approx. 45 degrees
  • 5-point harness system
  • Adjustable canopy
  • Secures with LATCH system

Additional Resources

For additional resources including local car seat retailers and permanent fitting stations click here.