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Kettering Baby Fair offers free car seat safety checks and promotes a safe sleep environment for baby

September 15, 2016

Car seats will be inspected for free at the Kettering Medical Center Baby Fair on Sunday, September 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kettering Medical Center is located at 3535 Southern Blvd. in Kettering.

Car Seat Safety

Certified technicians will inspect car seats in the parking lot across from Kettering Medical Center. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four car seats are not used correctly. Often installation is incorrect or the wrong type of seat is being used for the child's height, weight or age. For these children, the safety seat may not be protecting them the way it should.

Safe Sleep Demonstration

Every week in Ohio, three babies die in unsafe sleep environments. To help reduce infant sleep-related deaths, maternity department nurses are providing a Safe Sleep demonstration.

Kettering Baby Fair

The Baby Fair includes practically everything you need to know to prepare for the arrival of your new baby. You can tour Kettering’s maternity unit and Level III B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; visit retail booths; talk to OB/GYNs; and sign up for childbirth classes. The fair also features food, prizes and entertainment, including balloon artists and face painters.

Disney Junior Channel’s Doc McStuffins is the featured guest. The character is a 7-year-old girl who can “fix” toys with a little help from her stuffed animal friends.

A fire truck and Kettering Mobile Care vehicles will be on site for tours.

Dads Derby

Dads can test their skill at maneuvering a baby stroller in the Dads Derby. Contestants will push a stroller with a baby doll inside through a timed obstacle course of four stations, where they will have to:

  1. Pack the bag for the hospital with the top 5 necessary items
  2. Diaper and dress the baby doll, then put the doll in a stroller
  3. Drink apple juice from a baby bottle
  4. Finish line

The event will be held at 2:45 p.m. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods.