car seat program

Do you have specific car seat questions or wonder if your car seat is in the vehicle correctly?

The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program

The Ohio Department of Health's child passenger safety (CPS) program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), 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 correct installation and proper use of child safety seats. 

Through the coordinated efforts of a network of local and regional CPS coordinators, the OBB Program distributes child safety seats and booster seats and provides CPS education. The OBB Program has distributed more than 17,000 child safety seats and booster seats to low income families in Ohio over the past five years. 

In order to receive an OBB seat, income eligible* families must attend an educational class provided by trained local CPS staff. In this session, the parent/caregiver(s) receives important education on how to properly use the car seat for their child, and they are instructed on how to correctly install the seat in their vehicle.

*income must be within Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program guidelines, although the recipient does not need to be enrolled in the WIC Program

Call the Health Department to see if you qualify. 419-337-0915

Tethers Make A difference

What Is A Tether??

It’s the strap with a hook hanging on the back, at the top of your child’s car seat.  When attached and tightened to

one of the vehicle’s tether anchors, a tether helps keep a

forward-facing car seat from tipping forward.

Click HERE to find out how to use a tether