Welcome to Kids In Safety Seats (KISS)!

Car Seat Assistance Available During The COVID-19 State of Emergency​

To protect the health of your families and ours and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Kids In Safety Seats has cancelled in-person car seat inspection appointments throughout the State.  However, we are still able to assist you via the below services and resources, Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:30:  

1. Call the Helpline 800-370-SEAT (7328) and leave a message.  Calls will be returned on the same business day if received by 3:00 pm, or the next business day after 3:00 pm via 443-842-0508.

2. Email: mdh.kiss@maryland.gov

3. Schedule an appointment for video assistance/education 

Video Car Seat Assistance Program (VCSAP) for remote face-to-face education/guidance on your car seat usage and limited installation assistance via: Facetime, Google Hangouts Meet or Skype.

To schedule a VCSAP appointment, please download and complete the Participant Form Video Car Seat Assistance Program Participant Information Form​​ and email it to mdh.kiss@maryland.gov.  Staff will contact you to set up an appointment.

Traveling Safely with Your Newborn “Live” Webinar for newborn transportation tips, specific to currently pregnant or brand new parents. 

To register for a webinar, please click on http://tinyurl.com/KISS-webinar.​ 

4. Click on the “Tip Sheet of Resources” for common car seat manufacturers with links for instruction manuals, and installation video links for many of their seats (when available from the manufacturer) Car Seat Instructions ​

Our staff is open to suggestions on how to best assist your families during these stressful times.  If you have suggestions, please email us at mdh.kiss@maryland.govWe would love to hear from you!