I'm lucky to have received many hand-me-down items from friends and family when my granddaughter was born, but the first thing I do is check to see if the toy, chair or other baby equipment is safe.

If you wonder about the security and safety of your child or grandchild's car seat(s), the Rock Island Fire Department wants to help.

This Saturday, Sept. 8, the fire department will be conducting a car seat inspection from 9 a.m. until noon.

Anyone wanting to get car seats inspected can do so by going to Station #3, at 1601 30th Street. I may bring by car seats my granddaughter has outgrown to make sure they're safe for the next child.