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