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IWK Health Car Seat Distribution and Loaner Program

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This page supports the distribution and loaning of car seats and other adaptive devices for the safe transportation of children from the IWK.

 

Injuries related to motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of injury-related death for Canadian children. Motor vehicle collisions can cause serious injuries to the head, neck spine and internal organs. Children are at a higher risk when they are not restrained properly. 

 

A properly used car seat or booster seat reduces the risk of injury and death by up to 71%. Car seats save lives.

These resources will guide you through how to support families and caregivers to choose and use the right car seat or booster seat and use it safely on every ride.
You’ve got this!  If you have any questions or need additional support, call us anytime at 902-470-7036 or email childsafetylink@iwk.nshealth.ca
Or call 1-866-288-1388 (*toll free in Atlantic Canada only)

 

Distribution:

When there is an exceptional circumstance and a child cannot access a safe car seat to facilitate a timely discharge, the following car seats can be available.  This program is subject to availability. Click on the links below to find more information including instructions and video resources on the following seats: 

 

Evenflo LiteMax (infant seat)
Evenflo Sonus (convertible seat)
Evenflo BigKid high backed booster seat
Evenflo Big Kid backless booster seat

 

Loaner: 

When a child has a medical need for an adaptive product to be safe in the car, IWK health does support loans of the following products.  This program is subject to availability. Click on the links below to find more information including instructions and video resources on the following seats: 

 

Merritt HOPE car bed
Dorel DreamRide car bed
Merritt AngelGuard car bed

Diono Radian R3
Merritt Wallenberg
Inspired by Drive Spririt Spica
R82 Walleroo
R82 Quokka

Modified (lay down) EZON vest.