The Ohio Department of Health’s Child Passenger Safety Program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), provides free child safety and booster seats to eligible low-income families in all Ohio counties. The OBB program in Adams and Brown Counties is coordinated by the Early Head Start program which is a division of ABCAP.
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 the correct installation and proper use of child safety seats.
Children must be properly restrained in a child safety seat until they are at least 4 years old and 40 pounds. Then they must ride in a child safety seat or booster seat until they reach 8 years old or 4 feet, 9 inches tall.
In order to receive an OBB seat:
- Families must be income eligible (Income must be within WIC guidelines although recipient does not need to be enrolled in WIC)
- There is a limit of one seat per child.
- Child must reside within Adams or Brown Counties.
Families must attend a short educational class provided by trained Early Head Start staff. In this session, parents/caregivers receive important education on how to properly use the car seat for their child, and they are instructed on how to correctly install the car seat in their vehicle.
Seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. When the inventory is depleted a waitlist will be implemented until the next shipment is received.
For more information call Early Head Start at 937-378-6041 ext. 270