"As someone who takes car seat safety very seriously, I jumped at the opportunity I had to receive a car seat installation service with Dr. Maria Gonzalez, from My Car Seat Install. I have two children who were ages 5.5 years old and 15 months at the time of my service. My 5.5-year old was in a forward facing 5-point harness seat, and my 15-month old was in a rear facing infant seat.
I'd read the seat manuals and had what I thought was a very secure install on both seats. But during my appointment, Maria discovered a major issue with one of my seats. Because my son had recently surpassed the weight limit for the lower anchors on his seat, I'd installed it with the rear passenger seatbelt so that I could keep him in the 5-point harness as long as possible. The problem was that in the particular make, model, and year of our van, the locking latch plate mechanism on the seat belt was rendered ineffective due to the angle of the belt once it was threaded through the belt path. Meaning that may not have functioned properly in the event of a crash.
Though this was pretty shocking to discover, she took as much time as necessary to think through and help me resolve the problem, showing me how to install the seat safely with the use of a locking clip. She also shared several educational resources and materials and made personalized recommendations for car seats that would be simpler to install in our van.
I never would have known about this issue had she not taken the time to thoroughly check the seat belts and car seat installations in my van that day. I now have the peace of mind knowing that my children's seats are correctly installed in our vehicle and that they are riding safely on the road. I highly recommend My Car Seat Install to any parent, grandparent, or caretaker who will be transporting children in car seats. Do yourself a favor and give her a call!" Lynda L.
"My Car Seat Install was the best investment I could make for my childrens' safety. I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old and had in the past attempted to install the seats myself. When I discovered this service I quickly called to learn more. Maria (installer/educator) made the process easy. A few of the many reasons I would recommend her include: 1) She came to my home at a time that was convenient for me; a gift to all busy moms, 2) she installed my carseat perfectly ensuring that the seat was secure, 3) she taught me along the way so that I could do so myself and when we travel and 4) she educated me as to why this is important and the impact of not having the seats installed correctly. I HIGHLY recommend My Car Seat Install and would suggest the service to anyone who's about to have a baby or has a young child." Lynne V.
"Amazing course!! Informative and you leave feeling confident that your child is properly fitted in their car seat. Would recommend it to every parent who has a child that is still in a car seat." Lorenzo G.
"If you or anyone you know is in the business of shopping for or looking to properly install a car seat please check out this new company! I have a 4 year old and 2 year old and Maria came to my house and showed me that both of my girls' car seats were installed incorrectly. While I thought I was being safe putting them in a car seat I didn't realize that by not installing them properly, I may as well have not had them in a car seat! Now not only do I understand how to properly install my car seat, but I feel confident doing it time and time again on my own!" Nida K.
"With our little one coming, we feel so much more safer with everything you helped us with!! So professional and so informative! Thank you!" Patricia R.
"Such an informative class! Thanks to Maria, my husband and I feel totally prepared to keep our baby safe while in the car. Would recommend this class to all new parents and parents-to-be!" Natalie M.
"Maria, who runs My Car Seat Install, is an amazing resource. She is a mom of small children herself and has put a great deal of time and effort into understanding the logistics of safe car seat installation and maintenance. I highly recommend her! She comes to your home to help--but she also offers group classes." Denaye B.
"Not only was the session super informative, but Maria is so patient at explaining every step. I feel very confident installing the car seat for my nephew. Definitely recommend it to everyone. It is worth the peace of mind!" Ilanit M.
"This is an amazing company and I highly recommend it because it can truly save lives. Many of us, adults, do not really know how to install car seats properly; we think we know how to buckle our little ones in, but we don't always, and having a professional help can be worth a life. As a mother and grandmother I thought I knew how to buckle my little ones in but I truly didn't. This business is a must for all of us who risk carrying our most precious cargoes improperly seated and improperly fastened. I strongly recommend My Car Seat Install. As the holidays approach what a better gift to give parents and provide them with a peace of mind. A little price to pay for an invaluable life." Sue S.