Safe Kids

Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the proud leader of the Safe Kids Marathon County Coalition, which seeks to improve childhood safety through many initiatives, such as car seat, bicycle, home, pedestrian, water and fire safety.

To help reduce the impact of injuries, Safe Kids Marathon County provides the following programs:

  • Car seat check events on the first and third Wednesday of each month
  • Bicycle safety programs
  • Medication safety
  • Girl Scout Safety Wise program
  • Splash into Safety – Teaching children about water safety

Check for upcoming dates for these programs in our programs & events area.

Car Seat Checks

Results from previous safety seat checks have shown that 4 out of 5 car seats are used incorrectly. Be sure yours is not one of them.

Have your child's car seat checked by certified safety specialists at no cost to you. Car seats available for purchase. Sponsored by Safe Kids Marathon County. Please bring your child along with you.

Monthly Inspections

  • 1st Wednesday of each month at Aspirus Wausau Hospital from 4-6 p.m. The car seat checks are held at Entrance C of the hospital (Aspirus Birthing Center).
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month at Yach's Body & Custom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from  4-6 p.m.
  • Events may be cancelled if there is inclement weather or if the date falls on a holiday.

Inspections by Appointment

If you cannot attend one of the events on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of the month, you can call one of the following locations to set up an appointment:

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital
    Amanda Tabin: 715-847-2864
  • Aspirus Children's Safety Center
    (Located at Aspirus Home Medical Equipment – 5450 West Stewart Avenue, Wausau)
    715-847-2206
  • Wausau Police Dept.
    715-261-7853

Injury Prevention Resources

Disposal of car seats

Car seats that are expired, have been in an accident, or were acquired at a thrift store may be dangerous. Please watch the video below to learn how to properly dispose of your car seat.

 

Yach’s Car Seat Safety Commercial