Ohio Buckles Buckeyes

The OBB Program provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible, low-income families in all Ohio counties. The overall goals of this program are to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them and to increase the proper installation and use of child safety seats.

WIC & Medicaid eligible Ross County residents can receive a free convertible rear facing seat, high back booster seat, or booster seat through this program.

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Requirements for the OBB Program

  • Meet income guidelines (income must be within Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program guidelines, although the recipient does not need to be enrolled in the WIC Program).
  • Have, or be the legal guardian of a child between 5 and 65 pounds for a convertible car seat or between 40 pounds (and be too tall for a convertible) and 100 pounds for a booster seat. We DO NOT provide infant carrier car seats.
  • Attend the educational class provided by Child Passenger Safety Technicians and complete necessary paperwork (about 30-60 minutes long).
  • Be a Ross County resident.
  • You must have an appointment

Car Seat Checks

Ross County Health District encourages parents to have their child’s car or booster seat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician at least once. Our technicians have extensive training in car seats, and seat belt systems, and can help you answer your most common car seat questions.

During a car seat inspection, your car seat will be checked for recalls. The technician will work with you to make sure your car seat is properly installed in your vehicle. Most car seat checks take 30 to 45 minutes. The legal guardian must be present during the car seat check and ideally the child is present as well. This ensures that the car seat is the right fit for your child.

If you are expecting a child, our team will be happy to help you install your seat and answer any questions you have before your child’s arrival.

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