What Is the WIC Car Seat Program?

The WIC car seat program is a way for members already enrolled in the WIC program to get a free car seat. Part of the program includes taking a safety class, which upon completion a voucher to get a free car seat is given.

A car seat is one of the most important items parents need for their child. In fact, most hospitals won't let the baby leave unless the parents know how to properly put the child into the car seat. New car seats can be expensive, ranging from $50 to $200 normally. Used car seats should never be purchased, and if in need, WIC is one place that will offer a car seat for free.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) offices should be the first places checked when in desperate need of a car seat. For those already enrolled in the WIC program, ask WIC about their free car seat program. To obtain the seat, a class is required to be taken. The class can be from one hour to about two hours long. Car seat safety is taught as is how to properly install a seat.

Once the class is completed, a voucher is given for a free car seat.