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Free car seats for new moms

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A car seat is one of the most important items a new parent needs.

Every month through a state grant, the Dougherty County Health Department gives new moms who are on medicaid or peachcare a free child car seat.

The health department can only issue up to five free car seats per month.  Parents are required to attend a child seat safety class.

"We have seen a drastic improvement in child injuries since we have gotten the word out. Parents are getting educated and it also prevents kids from getting injured. Without a car seat it would be devastating," said Artiszel Johnson with the health department.

Contact the Dougherty County Health Department for more information on their program.


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