Q: When and where do you offer seat checks?
A: All of my seat checks are set up privately, by appointment. Not only does this allow for us to meet at mutually convenient times and locations, but it allows for me to have ample time with my clients to ensure that they leave the appointment feeling empowered, prepared & confident.
Q: We’re expecting a baby. How soon should we schedule our car seat check?
A: I typically recommend having your seat checked by 36-38 weeks. I often book up several weeks in advance during busy times and/or my most requested time frames, so I recommend that you take that into consideration as well. If you plan to contact me around the 33-34 weeks mark, you’ll have more choices available to you.
Q: What is a ‘Concierge Service’?
A: My exclusive Concierge Service is a fabulous way to ensure that you’re spending your hard-earned money as wisely as possible. Did you know that as many as 80% of children are riding in the wrong safety seat?! Selecting a car seat or booster seat can be a stressful, time-consuming, and overall daunting task.
By using this service, I will assist you in selecting the very best seat for your particular child, vehicle and budget.–Whether that’s a rear facing only seat (infant carrier), a convertible seat, a combination seat, a booster seat or a multimode seat. I tailor my recommendations for each of my clients based on their individual needs. By meeting at a store, we can go through each of those options in detail–their pros, cons, quirks, etc and even have the opportunity (when available) to try them out in your car to ensure that they’ll work well!
The Concierge Service will save you valuable money, time and unnecessary frustration! If you’re not local to the Lehigh Valley, PA area or your schedule isn’t conducive to meeting in-store, we also offer a Virtual Concierge Service which offers the flexibility to “meet” over the phone and/or online !
|Concierge Service Options|
|Virtual (online and over phone) $30.00 USD
In-Person $40.00 USD
Q: Our child is starting to get close to the limits of their current seat. When should we schedule a Concierge Service session to get your assistance in selecting the next seat for them?
A: Again, I can book up several weeks in advance depending on the time of year, day of the week and time of day you’d like to meet. I recommend that you plan ahead whenever possible. Since different seats are outgrown at different times, I’m happy to discuss with you when I think it would be most ideal to set something up so that you’re not rushed.
Q: How much do you charge for car seat/booster seat checks?
A: While similar services start at around $200, I do not currently charge a flat fee for seat checks. I understand that every family has different financial situations and a fee which would be extremely reasonable for one family would be extremely cost-prohibitive for another family. For these reasons, (unless I’m traveling outside of the immediate area) I allow the caregivers to determine what they feel is fair and comfortable as far as compensation goes. If caregivers are unable to provide fair compensation I am still more than happy to help! I simply ask that you come to me so that I can conserve my resources as I am not compensated for my time, gas, mileage, materials or other expenses by anyone other than my clients.
Q: What forms of payment do you currently accept?
A: I gratefully accept cash, checks, major credit cards and PayPal, and Venmo at this time. My PayPal link is: paypal.me/AbbieCPST
My Venmo name is listed under SuperCarSeatGeek
|Select Whichever Option Which You’re Comfortable With|
|Seat Check $25.00 USD
Seat Check $50.00 USD
Seat Check $75.00 USD
Seat Check $100.00 USD
Seat Check $125.00 USD
Seat Check $150.00 USD
Seat Check $175.00 USD
Seat Check $200.00 USD
Q: How should I prepare for my seat check?
Q: How else can I support Super Car Seat Geek and show my gratitude?
A: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
The vast majority of my “work” is volunteer-based (in other words, completely unpaid). I would be extremely grateful if you’d consider making your Amazon purchases via this link: Super Car Seat Geek’s Amazon Affiliate Link (or direct links provided to you).
I also offer gift certificates for both the Concierge Service and for car seat and booster seat checks.
Q: What kind of training do you have?
A: I am a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). I completed my week-long certification course in 2011, and am required to recertify every 2 years. Additionally, I have received training in the safe transportation of children with special healthcare needs, the NHTSA School bus Training, and I am CarFit certified.
I consider being CPST to be my full-time job. As such, I spend a significant amount of time attending regular training sessions, webinars, conferences, updates, etc and do quite a bit of volunteering both in-person and online. Things change very quickly in this field and I pride myself on staying up to date.