Baby, it’s cold outside. But, do you put your baby in a coat before strapping them into the car seat or seat belt?
We asked our mom panel in our first edition of “Mom Squad”. Each one says they struggle with choosing between a cold child and car seat safety.
Jennifer Walker, Manager of the Rainbow Injury Prevention Center at University Hospitals, says never strap your kid into a car seat with a “puffy coat." She says the space that’s created by the air in those style coats can lead to neck and spine injuries if you are in an accident.
Even if you’ve heard that warning before, did you know those car seat covers that have a layer underneath your infant can also be dangerous?
Walker says use a blanket or cover that only goes over the top of the car seat to avoid any unnecessary gaps between your baby and seat.