I think every CPS tech gears up for a checkup event. Mentally we prepare for what we may see at the event: the type of parent we may encounter, the types of restraints and errors we may see, and think about stock phrases we may use to get points across to parents and caregivers in a way that is easy for them to understand yet not condescending. We also prepare by dressing for the part. Perhaps it’s a favorite pair of old jeans or shorts and a t-shirt that identifies us as a technician. I usually get ready for a checkup event by putting on my cargo shorts and stuffing the pockets with all kinds of goodies, like a small bottle of Purell, Chapstick, my iPhone, rubber bands for tying up tethers, and my pen. Sometimes I’ll attach a hemostat to my shirt if I know I’m going to an event where I’ll be working with a lot of convertible seats, since those are helpful for pulling harness straps through slots.