Emergency Medic Warns Parents To Keep Important Note On Child's Car Seat
A warning from an emergency medic has resurfaced, urging parents to make sure they always attach a note to their child's car seat with everything emergency workers would need to help them.
According to the post, it should include their name - and those of their parents - date of birth and any important information relating to their medical history.
Writing in a post on Facebook, the medical technician - called Kaitlyn - said it could be the difference between life and death.
Her post reads: "Way too often emergency crews come upon a car wreck with children who are too young to have any information and parents are unconscious.
"It will take two minutes of your time to write out your child's name, DOB, parents' name, DOB, emergency contacts and any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and child's doctor - then stick it to the child's car seat.
"This helps EMS (Emergency Medical Services) a ton and can also help save your child's life."
The potentially life-saving piece of advice was originally shared last year but is now doing the rounds online, once again, and parents have been quick to thank the emergency worker.
Commenting on the post, one person said: "Touch wood we never have to be in this situation but this is a very good idea."
While another said: "Something to consider. Hopefully, it will never be needed."
A third person shared the post to their Twitter account, writing: "Saw this on FB and wanted to share it here!! As soon as I read this, I made one to stick on my child's car seat."
Another said they agreed with keeping the information in the car but warned it could be dangerous to keep such personal information in plain sight.
They said: "The only thing I'd do differently is put that info in an envelope, label it EMT / Firefighters and then attach it to the seat. Otherwise, depending on seat location and window configuration, you've just given a complete stranger access to some key information."
And yet another person added to the conversation, urging drivers who don't have children to remove the 'baby on board' stickers from their cars, which may have come with the vehicle.
"If there was an accident firefighters may be looking for a baby who was never there to start off with," they said.
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