Tipsy Tuesday (#343)

It was 13 degrees this morning when we headed out the door for work and school...

Tip #343

and while my first thought is bundling Elise up, we are learning that a heavy winter coat in a car seat is a danger. According to this article from the Huffington Post, "In a collision (while wearing a coat in a car seat), the harness isn’t as close to your child’s body as it needs to be to allow it to properly restrain them."

You can see a crash test video here that demonstrates the potential danger when wearing a coat in the car seat.

We have a warm Minnie Mouse blanket that we will be adding to the car to cover Elise up with and I think that she will think that the suggestion of putting the coat on backwards, once the child is buckled in, will be so silly that she will think it is wonderful!

Please stay warm and safe this winter!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Oh the winter coat/snowsuit in a car seat issue... As you know, I don't have children of my own, so I was shocked when, in recent years, I realized my nieces and nephews, and friends' kids, were getting out of cars in the deep cold of winter in their shirtsleeves... Sure, bundled up quickly in blankets or coats once they got out, but it made me cold just watching them! Being that we spend half our year in winter-like weather up here, I couldn't believe that this was the "new rule". I know safety measures are of utmost importance, but I don't know if this is one I can get behind...lol!