Car Seat Safety When Warm Is Dangerous

Safety experts now recommend that kids should not be bundled up in coats while riding in a car seat. That’s because the material of a puffy jacket compresses during the impact of a crash, rendering the harness straps too loose to be effective.

However, if your child is not wearing a warm coat and you’re driving at night or in an area where help could be slow to arrive if you break down, the risk of hypothermia is as significant as the risk of a loose car seat harness.

So, how can you keep your child safe and warm at the same time when they’re riding in your car?

Follow the safety steps in the infographic below.   Provided by


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Written by Danielle White
Medical Writer & Editor

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