Proper Restraint with Winter Coats
First burst of winter is on its way. Be sure to secure your child in his/her car seat without heavy, bulky jackets. The first photo shows the same child properly restrained without the jacket while the blanket over the seat keeps him nice and warm. If possible and you can do it safely, warm up the car a few minutes before you have to leave. The next photos shows a child who is improperly restrained because of a bulky jacket. While the harness appears tight, it is actually too loose. In an accident the jacket would compress and possibly allow the child to be ejected from the seat.