Does your child fit properly in their car seat?

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Temperatures have dropped across central Indiana.

If you haven’t already, it means breaking out the coats, gloves, boots, and scarves.

However, officials are urging parents to pay extra attention to their children when taking them on the road. They’re especially concerned about children fitting into their car seats properly.

Officials say a thick winter coat adds space between the harness of a car seat and the child’s body.

That can increase the risk of injury, especially to their chest, head, and neck.