No one wants to think about the possibility of a car crash but if your family is involved in one, there’s a simple method to help emergency services save your child’s life.
A paramedic on social media has recommended mums and dads stick a note to the back of their child’s car seat.
In the event of a car crash, it should contain some very important information about the child.
It takes a couple of minutes to complete but could be lifesaving.
On Facebook the paramedic wrote: “Way too often we come upon a car wreck with a child in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconscious.”
He went on to explain that having their personal information on hand could make all the difference, reports Practical Parenting.
According to the medical expert, parents should fix a note to the back of the child’s car seat, containing everything a paramedic may need to know.
This includes: their full name, date of birth, parents’ names, emergency contact phone numbers and any pre-existing medical conditions.
This information will ensure the medical staff can give your child the best possible care.
You might also want to include any allergies on the note and perhaps the information for your child’s GP.
“It takes two minutes,” added the paramedic. “But it could save a child’s life.”
Parents have already shared the tip and added their own advice to the thread.
One mum advised fellow parents to take down ‘baby on board’ stickers from the rear window once the child is all grown up.
This is because, in the case of an accident, firefighters and paramedics may become preoccupied searching for a baby that isn’t even there and this wastes valuable time at the scene.
According to the Government’s website children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.
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