We’ve all been there…

It’s freezing outside (and inside the car). You wrestle to get their 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 shrieking ramp up.

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Sound familiar?

Once you’ve gotten through all the taking off of the coat you wonder if they will even stay under that pile of blankets for the entire ride. Most likely they won’t, and 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 the car seat and secure the harness like you always do. Because of the ingenious design MADE for the car seat, your child will be strapped in safely, warmer, and  _bonus_ you’re in the car and on your way in a blink. 

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