I figured this out by accident. My 11-month-old hates being strapped into the car seat and it's even worse with her heavy winter coat on. And it's frustrating to fight her on this issue, when I pick her up from daycare! So I buckled her in without the coat on, then put her arms through the sleeves of her coat, OUTSIDE the straps! (The coat on backwards, basically.) Kept her warm from the lobby to our car, and she didn't fuss as much!
(This is such a tiny tip; I don't know if it'll save anyone's LIFE, heh, but it's been helpful to me the last 2 days!)
on 16th January 2009