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A note to our partners:

HMHB has received questions regarding modifications to the process of ordering, installing and distributing cribs and car seats given current social distancing recommendations to help limit the spread of COVID-19. HMHB will continue distributing car seats and safe infant sleep kits as normal, but we know that distribution on your end has likely changed.

HMHB trusts our partners will do their best to ensure a seat is properly installed or a crib is properly set up with a goal of increasing child safety.  We think doing your best also includes protecting your clients from COVID-19. We trust you to decide which clients you feel need a seat without professional installation during this time as you balance this decision against need to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please continue ordering as needed and when social distancing recommendations have passed, we know you’ll pick back up with the professional installers.

While there is no substitution for a live expert (such as you all) in assisting families we thought these videos from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) may help you in your work. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns during this period of rapid change. We are always available at this email hmhb@hmhb-mt.org.

Sending huge virtual hugs to everyone out there. ❤️  We are so thankful for all of your great work for kids and families in Montana.

~The HMHB Team

SafeSeat for Baby Program

SafeSeat for Baby provides car seats at no cost to families in need. When a family is identified, local public health departments or early childhood specialists make a referral to the program. This program ensures that a safe car seat is available for Montana children. Education and training is provided to parents via certified Car Seat Technicians about how to properly install their new car seat. Expect 1-2 weeks to process orders.

  1. Public Health Nurses or other family support organizations can order a car seat by filling out the Safe Seat for Baby Order and Release Form.  (We combined the order and release into one convenient document!)
  2. Submit forms via email to hmhb@hmhb-mt.org or paper mail to:
    318-20 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2c
    Helena, MT 59601
  3. Facilitate the install appointment by a certified car seat technician. We suggest coordinating with the technician to arrange an exchange with them directly before the time of the appointment, ensuring that the parents can receive the seat, have it installed, and learn about car seat safety.
    • Your client cannot receive the car seat prior to their meeting with the tech.
    • If there aren’t car seat techs in your area, please contact HMHB and notify us of this community need, and we will work to bring this service to your community.
  4. After the install, fill out the HMHB Photo Release with the family and send/email the photo release and photo or video to HMHB. This will greatly assist HMHB with fundraising efforts so we can continue to meet the demands of this popular state-wide program.