Did you know that buckling your child up in their car seat with a winter jacket on is dangerous? When you tighten the harness you may think that your child is safe but what you may not realize is that in the event of a crash, the material on the jacket will compress a lot and your child will not be secured.
Please read this to see what happens when you put your child in their car seat in a winter jacket- you will be shocked. There are also good tips on how to safely keep your child warm in the car.
I have never put any of my kids in their car seats in winter jackets- they know to take them off before I buckle them (my five year old son and three year old daughter are in forward facing harnessed seats and my one year old is in a rear facing seat). Yes, it is on extra step but when it comes to safety I do not cut corners just to save time. Now, cutting corners in other aspects of my parenting- I am definitely guilty of that.