Car Seat Safety: The Danger Of Strapping A Child Wrongly When They Are Wearing A Winter Coat
As a parent that has been strapping your child in your car seat almost every day, you probably never imagined that there are some very particular safety rules to follow during the winter. In fact, this goes for both yourself and your kids.
Most parents simply bundle up their child in the seat and strap them in. If they are wearing a winter coat, then they are at risk because of something that may not have occurred to you.
According to Sue Auriemma, from Kids and Cars, who talked with TODAY, parents should not buckle the car seat on a child wearing a winter coat. This is because, while it may feel tight and snug to you, the straps are actually dangerously loose, thanks to those extra layers the child is wearing.