This is why children should never wear large jackets in car seats 2 years ago

This is why children should never wear large jackets in car seats

People are reissuing warnings about the safety of car seats if the child sitting in them is wearing a large jacket.

Once a child is strapped into a car seat correctly, you might presume that they are totally safe.

However, if that child is wearing a large jacket, there may be a gap between their body and the straps, meaning that they are not totally secure.

This video shared by Good Egg Safety details exactly what is safe for children while in a car seat during the winter months.

The video shows that even though the straps may appear to be secure, when the child's jacket is removed, there a considerable gap between her body and the car seat's straps.

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For a car seat to be totally secure, you should be able to get just two fingers in between the straps and the child's body.

Good Egg suggests that instead of large jackets, parents can place tightly tucked blankets over their children once they are strapped in.

The blanket must be tucked beneath the child's armpits allowing them to move their arms freely.

Images via Good Egg Safety.