Defiance County Health Department Car Seat Classes


2017 Car Seat Classes

  • November 16th 
  • November 30th
  • December 14th 

2018 Car Seat Classes

  • January 11
  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 12
  • April 26

*All classes are scheduled between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


To be eligible for the free car seat program you must be a resident of Defiance County.

You must also meet WIC eligibility guidelines or be income eligible for WIC. (If you are not a current WIC client, you must provide proof of income, proof of residency, and a picture ID). 

Car seats are available on a limited basis. Please call the Defiance County Health Department at 419-784-3818 to determine eligibility and to schedule for a car seat class.  Car seat classes consist of viewing an instructional video on car seat safety and assisted installation of car seat.

Which Car Seat Do I Buy? 

Purchasing a car seat can be overwhelming with the amount of choices in the stores.  The following resources can be used in choosing a car seat. 

Ease of Use

Car Seat Product Listing

Ohio Buckles Buckeye (OBB) Car Seat Program

The Ohio Department of Health’s child passenger safety (CPS) program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low income families in all Ohio counties.  The overall goal of this program is to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them and to increase correct installation and proper use of child safety seats.

  Car Seat Checks

Are you worried that your child is not properly restrained in their car seat.  Please contact one of our certified child passenger safety technicians to have your car seat checked.  Car seat checks are free and offer valuable information on car seat safety.  Appointments are required to assure availability of technicians.  Call 419-784-3818 today!

For more information on child car seat safety, visit the following links:

      Safe Kids    

National Highway Transportation Administration 

  The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia