Winter is the time of year to bundle up. Kids and adults both need protection from the frigid temperatures outdoors. But did you know, children who wear puffy coats while in car seats are at an increased safety risk? While puffy coats are perfect for days out in the snow, they should not be worn in a car seat.
Did you know that there are four stages of car seat safety based on age? With all kinds of car seats on the market and companies vying for your purchase, it’s hard to know what to trust. Proper car seat use is crucial to your child’s safety as car accidents occur frequently. Car seat use reduces the risk for injury in crashes by 71–82% for children, compared with seat belt use alone. If your child should be using a car seat, make sure they are. Now, let’s go through some of the need-to-know facts about proper car seat use.