You and your family probably plan on doing a lot of driving around the holidays. Did you know that car accidents are the number one killer of children under 12? Even scarier: Buckle Up For Life
says only one in four car safety seats is installed correctly. Lynn Berry talked with a car seat safety expert about how to keep your kids safe in the car no matter how far you travel.
Gloria del Castillo says, those puffy winter coats keep your kids warm, but they make car seats less effective. The coat’s insulation can compress in an accident and a child could slip right out of the straps. So take the little coats off before you buckle up your kids. You can tuck their coats around them to keep them warm once they’re safely strapped in.