It’s only natural to bundle up your child in a warm winter coat before heading out into the cold weather. But, if your child will be riding in a car seat, a winter coat may also create a safety hazard.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, winter coats, snowsuits and other bulky clothing can compress in a crash, increasing the risk of injury to your child.
This hazard exists for children of all ages, whether they are riding in a rear-facing car seat, a forward-facing car seat, a booster seat, or the vehicle’s seat using its seat belt system.
So, how do you remove this danger?(more…)