How to keep kids safe in car seats during the winter

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
How to keep kids safe in car seats during the winter
If children are not properly restrained, there can be a greater risk of injury in a crash.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The official start to winter isn't until December, but colder weather means it's time to remind parents about their kids' safety in cars.

Dahlia Rizk is a child passenger safety technician and founder of Buckle Me Baby Coats.

If the harness of a car seat is over a child's bulky jacket, it might not be tight enough, Rizk said. It's best to dress children in lighter fleece jackets or take jackets off in the car.

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If children are not properly restrained, there can be a greater risk of injury in a crash, she said.