BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Car seats are one of the ultimate necessary evils for parents and kids alike. After putting children into their car seat - moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers still have to tackle tricky straps, harnesses, belts and clips to ensure their precious cargo is safe and secure. Shockingly, its estimated that 57% of parents aren't using car seats properly leaving kids susceptible to serious injuries and, even, death.
When the temperatures drop, young children are bundled in puffy winter coats before being fastened into their car seats -- a major no-no according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and The NHTSA. Puffy coats can create up to four inches of extra space between a young passenger and their safety harnesses leaving children without adequate restraint during an accident.
At first glance, there aren't many solutions - kids need warm jackets in the winter. While blankets and jackets draped over little passengers may do the trick in some climates, when it's cold it's important your child is protected from the elements and doesn't help at all in the event of a rollover where passengers are stranded upside-down.
Meet Buckle Me Baby Coats, a startup founded by a NH mother of 3 children. Buckle Me Baby's redesigned coat opens along the side removing the front and shoulder fabric from the harnesses path making it possible to keep the coat on and tighten harnesses properly. Crash tested at an Independent University laboratory, BMBC not only outperformed traditional winter coats but also performed almost identically to no coat at all keeping countless kids safe this winter.
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SOURCE Buckle Me Baby Coats