Warning for parents: Why bulky winter coats and car seats don’t mix
Morgan Brasfield TODAY contributor
Nov. 18, 2013 at 8:05 AM ET
It’s an easy mistake to make. You’re running out the door in icy temperatures and you throw a chunky winter coat on your child before jumping into the car. But what’s cozy for kids as they play outdoors isn’t necessarily the safest when buckling up.
Bulky winter coats can pose a serious threat when worn under the straps of car seats and even booster seats, by creating too much space in between your child’s body and the harness itself.
Try the pinch test to see if the harness is snug enough.