We’ve all been there…

It’s cold outside (and inside your car). You take your child’s dangerous, puffy winter coat off, pull the car seat straps on, then proceed to layer-and-tuck piles of blankets, quilts and makeshift wraps, while the crying and shrieks of I’m cold!” escalate.

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Sound familiar? It’s not ideal.

Once you’ve gotten through all the taking off and putting back on of the coat you wonder if they will even hang tight underneath pile of blankets for the entire ride. Most likely they won’t, which under most circumstances is no big deal, but if the worst were to happen and the car rolls over those life saving blankets will be tossed out of reach and useless in keeping your little one warm while you wait for help to arrive.

National Weather Service meteorologist Tanja Fransen warns families that if an accident strands you far from help, those blankets won’t do much good.

“If you roll your car,” Fransen said, “the cellphone is gone and its a stroke of luck if it’s within reach when you’re hanging upside down.” That “blanket or (backwards) coat that’s meant to keep a child warm while driving,” writes The Washington Post, “isn’t going to do much good after the car has rolled” or if temperatures drop below freezing.

Tanya cites numerous cases in and around her home turf — rural Montana — where drivers were stranded for hours and, even, days, with temperatures dropping and blankets being out of reach or, simply, ineffective. It’s scary, but it’s a reality for many families run off the road in out of the way places.

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The solution? Ditch the blankets – and the dangerous, traditional, puffy coats. Buckle Me Baby Coats go on in the house, then stay on in the car – easy. Simply pop your child into their car seat and secure the harness. Because there are no added layers from puffy winter coats, your child will be completely secured, warmer, and safer. Bonus – leave the panel closed after buckling to hide the buckles, and your little escape artist won’t be able to wriggle free either.

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Buckle Me Baby Coats are the simple, seamless solution, keeping your child safer, warmer and completely free from that file of never-ending “car blankets” battle. Check out our complete collection of car seat friendly coats HERE.