A paramedic has spoken of why he would recommend mums and dads sticking a note on the back of their child’s car seat.
The ambulance worker says his bit of advice could end up saving your child’s life if the worst happens and the family is involved in a crash.
He said the note should contain very important information and could make a massive difference in the event of an emergency, reports WalesOnline.
In a post on Facebook the paramedic wrote: “Way too often we come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconcious.”
He goes 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, such as 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, the Mirror reports .
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 on Facebook shared the tip far and wide and added their own words of wisdom into the mix.
One mum advised fellow parents to take down ‘baby on board’ stickers from the rear window once the child has 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.
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