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.