Our office is open to care for our patients throughout this COVID pandemic for well and sick visits. We are also available to care for you via the phone, the patient portal, and telemedicine. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. Thank you for your patience.

Car Seat Safety

August 8, 2019 2:15 pm Published by

Using a car seat correctly makes a big difference

To properly protect your child in the event of a crash, make sure the car seat you’re using is installed properly. 

If your car has airbags:

Child in Car Seat

  • DO NOT place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle that has front passenger airbags. 
  • For children younger than 13 years, the safest place is in the back seat regardless of height and weight. 
  • If your older child must ride in the front seat, a forward-facing car seat with a harness may be your best choice. When using a forward-facing car seat make sure to move the front seat as far back as possible. You do not want your child close to the dashboard (and airbag) while riding in the front seat.

 

Make sure you read the instructions for the car seat you are using:

  • Keep the instructions with the car seat.
  • You may need to use a latch instead of a seat belt. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the car seat is installed and being used properly. 
  • Remember to keep your child in the car seat until he or she reaches the height or weight limit set by the manufacturer.

 

If you need help or have questions installing your car seat, visit the following website to find a list of local CPST (Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician) and child seat-fitting stations in your area. 

 

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COVID-19 Update

During this difficult time, Delaware Pediatrics wants to assure you that we will be available to you for well and sick visit appointments.

It is especially important to maintain your well visit appointments that include immunizations. These are Birth through 2 year visits, 4 year visit, 11 year visit, and 16 year visit, but all well visit appointments are encouraged.

In order to ensure maximum protection to our patients the morning has been reserved for well appointments only. All patients will be asked to check in at the front door and then return to their cars until called directly into their exam room. We have designated exam rooms that will only be used for well visits during the morning. Patients that are scheduled for well visits but arrive with symptoms will be screened for fever prior to being allowed to enter the office. Those well visit appointments that arrive with symptoms will then be placed directly into rooms that have been designated to serve only those particular patients.

This is all being done out of an abundance of caution to insure patient safety and yet maintain wellness. All of our exam rooms will be sanitized before our afternoon session. The afternoon session will start at 2:00 pm. All scheduled sick visits will be first screened on the phone for potential Coronavirus risk factors. 

Patients that screen positive for Coronavirus risk factor cannot be given an office appointment since we have no test kits to confirm or rule out presence of Coronavirus. We will contact the Department of Health for those patients to coordinate appropriate testing and management. 

We will make every effort to perform telehealth visits whenever possible but will continue to see children in our office that need to be seen.

We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

Thanks for your help!!