Maine Families

Bulky Winter Coats Don’t Mix Well With Car Seats

SafeKids Worldwide warns that bundling up your kids in the cold winter weather is a given, but bulky winter coats and children’s car seats don’t mix well.  “The coat can compress in a crash and create a loose car seat harness, putting your child at greater risk of injury in the event of a crash. Instead, lay the jacket over your child like a blanket once they’re safely secured”

Click here for our car seat tech’s favorite checklist – the 5 Top things to check when buckling your child in a car seat.

For more great tips on car seat safety check out Safe Kid’s website or go to our own Car Seat Safety page and contact one of these certified car seat technicians in your area.