Paramedic explains why every parent should pin a note to their child’s car seat
23 April 2019, 13:08
Putting a note on the back of a child's car chair could save vital time for paramedics in the unfortunate event of a traffic incident
Putting a note on the back of a child's car seat could save lives, a paramedic has claimed.
An ambulance worker in America - known only as Kaitlyn - shared via social media this small but significant action that parents should take in order to help rescue workers to take on their duties more quickly.
The Paramedic wrote in a Facebook post: "Way too often do emergency crew come upon a car wreck with children in the car who are too young to have any information and parents are unconscious."
She went on to explain how placing a short note on the back of the car seat would help save time by telling the medical staff essential info and help to identify the injured family.
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The note should include:
- Child's full name
- Date of birth
- Parents' names
- Emergency contact phone numbers
- Any pre-existing medical conditions / allergies
- Child's GP information
Parents are advised to add anything else that they deem to be valuable information to the list.
The paramedic added: "It takes two minutes, but it could save a child's life."
The power of social media meant that the post was spread far and wide within hours, as parents added their own valuable advice.
One mum suggested that parents remove 'baby on board' stickers from car windows once the child is grown, so that in the case of an accident, paramedics and firefighters don't spend vital time searching for a baby that isn't there.