Just a friendly reminder: please DO NOT keep a puffy winter coat on your baby/toddler/child when putting them in a car. It is so unsafe and could cause harm if in a car crash. Obviously, we want to do whatever we can to protect the things and people that mean most to us. That’s why we always get something like a USAA quote for our cars, and why we do whatever we must to protect our children. A few good alternatives are:
- blanket in the car
- allow the car to warm up before bringing baby out there
- a light weight sweatshirt or fleece jacket
- strapping baby in the car and then putting the coat on backwards
We have a special balnket in the car for the girls and they wear light, zip up sweatshirts. We put their heavy coats on to transport them from the house to the car, the car to the store, the car to the house, etc. but they are always taken off before strapping them into their car seat. Safety first!!