Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Cold Weather Safety Reminder
After my post about capes and carseats last night, I thought I would post a reminder about cold weather carseat safety. I know that we always want to keep our kids warm, but those nice, warm winter coats are really dangerous to use in carseats. A thin fleece jacket is ok if you can put them into the seat without having to loosen the harness. But if you need to loosen the harness to buckle it over a sweater, jacket or coat, then the clothes are too thick to be safe and may compress in an accident. Take the coat off, buckle your child in, then put the coat back on backwards, warm the car up for a few minutes if possible, or bring out a warm blanket from the house.
(The seat above is the one we have in my car, but the cover is the one I'd love to replace ours with.)
photo of Britax Boulevard in Shannon from Britax USA