Car Seats and Fluffy Winter Coats Could be a Deadly Combination
You may think your child is strapped in safely, but tests show that coats and car seats might be dangerous.
It is probably something parents have never considered before, but the jackets keeping their kids warm may be dangerous during an accident.
Today has a story about how children with fluffy winter coats may not fit as snugly into their car seat, which can be deadly during a crash. Parents may feel like their child is strapped in tight, but the fluffy jackets can be deceiving.
Safety experts recommend using a blanket to keep them warm, or putting the jacket on top after strapping them in. They recommend adults avoid fluffy jackets as well.