THE PINCH TEST
- Put your child in their winter coat and sit them in their car seat. Secure the harness and tighten it until you can no longer pinch any webbing between your thumb and forefinger.
- Without loosening the harness, unbuckle and remove your child from the seat.
- Take the coat off, put your child back in the seat and buckle the harness. The straps should still be set the way they were when the child was wearing their coat.
- If you can pinch any webbing between your thumb and forefinger, then the coat is too bulky to be worn under the harness.
This is a fantastic article from TODAY.com about Winter car-seat safety.
Check out our friends over at Safekids.org (they have varying content in regards to child safety).
Way to go Safe Ride 4 Kids! Extended rear facing is something every parent should practice.
Disclaimer: The Quimby Coat in no way guarantees the safety of your child while it is in use. The Quimby Coat is not a safety feature of the carseat but a jacket that facilitates proper carseat use.