Confident Journeys is available for private car seat inspection and education services at our location in Crystal Lake or at your home in Chicago's northwest suburbs.
Appointments usually take about an hour and cover:
$50 for the first seat/base, $25 for each additional seat/base, at our Crystal Lake location
I can also travel to you for an additional fee.
For locations within 15 miles of Crystal Lake* add $30 for the visit
For locations 15-30 miles from Crystal Lake* add $60 for the visit
For locations farther than 30 miles, please contact me
*Distance determined by Google Maps driving directions from the train station in downtown Crystal Lake. Please note that the train station is used only for purposes of determining distance. It is not where car seat inspections are held.
To schedule an appointment, call (815) 345-6293 or fill out a contact form.
Children shouldn't ride in booster seats until they meet the manufacturer's height and weight minimums and they're mature enough to sit properly in the seatbelt without playing with it or leaning over excessively, etc. Most children are not ready for a booster seat until at least 4 years old.
Booster seats help position the seatbelt properly on the child. The fit can vary based on the child, the car, and even different seating positions in the same vehicle.
A good booster fit positions the lap belt low on the child's hips (not over the tummy) and positions the shoulder belt over the middle of the shoulder (not falling off the shoulder, and not rubbing on the neck).
Booster seats must always be used with a lap-shoulder belt--never a lap belt alone.