Children wearing thick winter jackets in car seats is a common mistake made by families all over the world. It is so easy on a cold day to simply pop your baby in the car seat for a quick trip to the supermarket or on the school run, without realising there is an air gap created between the car seat harness and the coat. Which in turn leaves your child less safe than perhaps you thought they were.
Be Safe Campaign
Keeping children safe is after all why you have a car seat installed in the first place, so BeSafe wants to educate families about why they should avoid the combination of winter jackets and car seats.
As temperatures are dropping and you protect your child against the cold outside with a winter jacket. Taking that coat off before going on a drive is not necessarily something that comes to anyone’s mind and to be honest, is an extra hassle you don’t need with a squirming toddler. That is why BeSafe as a car seat manufacturer do what they can to get the following message across each year before winter sets in:
“In the event of an accident or even just harsh braking, the seat’s harness may not be correctly tightened over the child’s body if they wear a winter jacket. As a result, the car seat cannot keep your child as firmly in place as it is designed to.”
Voksi Poncho For Children
I tried out the Voksi Poncho with my three-year-old daughter and I must say it’s been a complete game-changer to our daily car seat struggle. Not only does it look super stylish and my little one loves wearing it which is an added bonus. When it comes to zipping up her cape ready for the car my little girl turns into batman flying around the kitchen and into the garden ready for our drive in the car.
The Poncho can be safely worn in your child’s car seat whilst also keeping your child warm and cosy on any other everyday adventure as the perfect light weight alternative to a coat.
In cold weather, you should always remove your child’s thick jacket before putting them in the car. That extra layer prevents you from tightening the harness correctly against their body. The Voksi Poncho does not go between the child and the belts which means that the belt can be correctly fastened. Instead, it acts as a blanket with openings for their arms and thereby creating a “warmth bubble” for your child.
The Poncho is made of a soft and cosy quilted fabric in dark grey which is both classic and trendy at the same time and even reversible. The back of the poncho drapes over the car seat and the front goes over the harness, keeping your child warm without adding any thick layers between child and harness.
This has to be one of the best children’s items I have had the pleasure to test drive. A product that makes my life easier and my child stay safe, this really Is something every parent needs.