Originally Posted by KurumiSophia
Because I've been threatened with losing custody of my child because of not having a coat on her while in her car seat in the winter, keeping the straps tight, and my own personal mental health issues. So I'm in a situation of being between a rock and a hard place.
Put the coat on backwards after she's buckled. Or keep a blanket in the car to cover her. (or put one in the dryer for a minute before you leave so it's warm....we've left a largish baby blanket in the car since DS was tiny, but then, it's not ever seriously cold here...but even a blanket left in the car in winter weather will warm up quickly once it's put on the child. I grew up in Michigan so I understand....somewhat anyway)
The straps need to be tight. That's not any sort of custody issue.
Don't know about the mental health stuff, but keeping your daughter safer in the car is proof that you are capable of making good decisions for her.
Again, definitely not something that could be used against you.