Cold weather is here and I thought I would take the time to write a reminder on car seat safety in the winter. No coats in the car seat, coats and car seats do not mix. They create to much space between the child and the straps and in the event of an accident the car seat will not be able to do its job and protect your child the way it is designed to do so.
- Instead of a heavy winter coat, use a lighter zip up fleece jacket. We buy a couple of these for each child at Old Navy every year.
- Use long underwear. They are usually found in the pj section at stores. We buy several pairs because we use them under snow gear when playing outside, wear them for pjs and later with them for added warmth.
- Use a ponch0. There are many wahms that make car seat ponchos and many make them out of fleece.