Car seat safety is super important. We all know this. This means no wearing big winter coats while strapped into a car seat. That makes sense from a safety standpoint. But as someone who has lived in chilly climates I also know that, well, babies get cold! Ideally, we could all warm up our cars and then load our babies, never exposing them to the chill. But that isn’t always feasible. Where we live now doesn’t get too chilly, but I grew up in the midwest and spent three winters with kids living in a home with an outside parking place around the corner from where we lived. At one point I had to get a two and half-year-old and newborn twins out to the car by myself in freezing weather. Even if you do have a warm garage to load up in once you are out you can’t just leave your kids in the store while you go warm up the car. So you need to be able to keep kids warm in a cold car. Here are 5 tips to keep baby warm and safe in a car seat.