Originally Posted by blessedwithboys
Yes, I was thinking to do it just like that. I have been giving serious thought to becoming a post-partum doula and I thought this would tie in nicely.
WRT liability: Both times I attended a check, the tech did an install to show me how and then promptly unhooked the buckle and made me do it. For one, the whole point was for me to learn how to do it right, and also I was told that they avoided liability by not being the last one to install before the child drove away.
That's how they do it here too. I'd check and double check the laws in your state before setting up shop. And being totally honest, people don't always hear what you said correctly. I just had a couple tell their postpartum nurse they couldn't breastfeed until
the baby was one hour old because "that's what I told them". How could you prevent something similar from happening? I rely on printed info a lot. There are some affordable car seat safety brochures and you might be able to get some for free from Safe Kids. You probably also need parents to sign a waiver releasing you from liability.
I know lawyers can seem expensive, but it's much less to pay one up front to make sure you are covered. I really do think it's a great idea and a needed service, I just want you to be protected.