THICK CLOTHING IN CAR SEAT DANGER

(184 Posts)
TeamSouthfields Sat 09-Nov-13 23:35:34

Sorry put here for traffic...

I read a terrible article today, but can't copy the link here (rubbish phone)
It's basically about the danger of babies/ young children wearing thick clothing in there car seat..

A baby was ejected from his car seat in an accident, by some miracle he survived,
His winter coat, his snowsuit, was too bulky. Even a coat that seems thin can add too much bulk under the safety belts. In an accident, that bulk compresses, leaving too much room between your baby's body and the straps. This could cause baby to be ejected from the car seat.

please share this

SeaSickSal Sat 09-Nov-13 23:46:45

It would help if you'd tell us where you'd read this so we could google?

SkullyAndBones Sat 09-Nov-13 23:51:42

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ThisWayForCrazy Sat 09-Nov-13 23:53:35

This is well known on other forums and not a hoax.

http://pediatrics.about.com/od/carseats/a/0107_wintercoat.htm

http://5pointplus.com/5-point-plus-reviews/using-your-car-seat-tips/

http://carseatsmadeeasy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/keeping-warm-and-safe-in-winter.html?m=1

http://www.thecarseatlady.com/tips_and_tricks/tips_and_tricks_8.html

Just google "bulky clothes car seat" there are tons of links, all say the sane x

SkullyAndBones Sat 09-Nov-13 23:56:30

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MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 09-Nov-13 23:57:49

confused I genuinely thought thought this was a well.known fact and safety matter. Am sure it is detailed in the carseat info that comes in the box with the carseat.

SeaSickSal Sat 09-Nov-13 23:57:56

Thank you Crazy. Skully please forgive me for not accepting advice about my child's safety from random strangers on the inter webs without checking it is from a trusted source first. How stupid of me.

SkullyAndBones Sun 10-Nov-13 00:00:38

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Seasick do you really think you might be putting your child in danger by taking her coat off before you put her in the car seat? You don't need any links, it's common sense and bloody obvious that it's dangerous to have a child in a car seat in bulky clothing. I thought everybody would know this already.

SkullyAndBones Sun 10-Nov-13 00:06:43

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DrinkFeckArseGirls Sun 10-Nov-13 00:09:09

Thanks for letting me know!

I had no idea about this at all. Pretty sure none of my friends or family are aware either. Wouldn't say it is common knowledge at all. This is information that should be shared. I'll post some links on facebook and hope they dont get lost amongst all the rubbish false info ones. Thank you OP

Strumpetron Sun 10-Nov-13 00:12:57

I haven't even got a child and thought it was obvious but I suppose it's one of them things people might not think of.

Nice of you to warn people OP smile

bebanjo Sun 10-Nov-13 00:13:21

Why does a child need a coat on in the car?
I mean I know peopel do but I've never understood why.

SeaSickSal Sun 10-Nov-13 00:13:38

No I have never heard this despite having two car seats professionally fitted. I would think it was more common sense to check out things you see on the net from complete strangers without blindly believing it. Otherwise a Nigerian politician would have all my money.

But thanks OP for bringing this to my attention. Duly noted.

SkullyAndBones Sun 10-Nov-13 00:14:25

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MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 10-Nov-13 00:15:19

Ive put links on mine. I never wear a coat in the car, for comfort reasons, so wouldnt put dd in one either.

SkullyAndBones Sun 10-Nov-13 00:15:59

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Seasick but now you've heard it from a stranger, it makes sense doesn't it? Bulky coat, looser straps, child not secure... what do you need as 'proof'? It is not remotely the same as a Nigerian scam is it?

<gives up>

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sun 10-Nov-13 00:20:53

Anyone else really like that car seat in the winter safety videos?

Monka Sun 10-Nov-13 00:21:24

I didnt know this either. Have just bought a snowsuit for my dd but haven't used it yet, it was bought more for taking her out in her pram for walks in winter so she wouldn't get cold. But would have probably used it in the car if I hadn't read this. Thanks!

I don't think this being official advice would make a whole lot of difference to people who can't figure it out for themselves. There are plenty parents who, despite all the widely available SIDS advice, put newborns in their own room, with quilts and toys in the crib, etc etc.

KerwhizzedMyself Sun 10-Nov-13 00:23:57

It's one of those things that should be taught before parents leave the hospital with their baby in the car seat for the first time. I only knew because of a baby forum I went on and by reading my carseat booklet thoroughly. My sister, parents and SIL had no clue (and didnt believe me at first!) because its not talked about enough.

Iggity Sun 10-Nov-13 00:26:03

Does this apply as to the high backed booster seats that use the normal seat belt? Can't remember what group they are. I have my 4.5 yr old in one and I was careful about him not wearing coat when he was younger but probably don't think about it as much these days.

SkullyAndBones Sun 10-Nov-13 00:32:46

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