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AAA Warns Of Buckling In Bundled Up Kids

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AAA sent out a warning to parents who dress their kids in big coats.

According to AAA, car crashes are the number one killer of children up to age 13 so while they definitely need to be buckled in, experts recommend doing it under their coats or layers. If not, those layers create a gap between the child's body and could cause them to slip out from under it or even be ejected in the event of a crash.

In order to keep your kids warm, experts suggest bundling them up after you buckle them in. Once you've got them buckled in, you can cover them with a warm blanket or their coat, make sure they're wearing gloves, hats, or whatever items that will help them stay warm while traveling. Then, once they arrive at their destination, they can put on their coats or layers.

Experts also warn of overheating your child. If the car is already warm, there's no need for multiple layers while traveling.

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