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Published: June 23, 2020

Wyandot County Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program

With the goal of increasing the availability, correct installation, and proper use of child safety seats, Wyandot County Public Health provides safety and booster seats to eligible low income families residing in Wyandot County for a minimal fee.

Program Requirements

  • Family income must be within the WIC guidelines of 185% of the Federal poverty level
  • Family member must attend an educational class at the health department on how to properly use the car seat and hot to correctly install the seat in their vehicle
  • Must reside in Wyandot County

Ohio's Child Restraint Law

  • Children must be in properly used child restraints in accordance with manufacturers' instructions if the child is both under 4 years of age and 40 pounds
  • Children less than 8 years of age, unless they have reached 4'9" in height, must be in a booster or other appropriate child safety seat
  • Every child from 8 to 15 years old who is not secured in a car seat must be secured with the vehicle's seat belt

Car Seat Recommendations

  • Select a car seat based on your child's age and size
  • Choose a seat that fits your vehicle, and use it every time
  • Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer's instructions
  • Always check height and weigh limits of the car seat
  • Avoid used seats if you do not know the seat's history

NEVER use a car seat that:

  • Is too old. Look on the label for the expiration date
  • Has any visible cracks on it
  • Does not have a label with the date of manufacture and model number
  • Was involved in a crash
  • Does not come with instructions
  • Is missing parts
  • Was recalled

If you are interested in this program or have any questions, call Stephanie at (419) 294-3852.

Recommendations on car seat safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Wyandot County Public Health is nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Established in 2007, PHAB is the non-profit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation.