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Paramedic Shares Simple Car Seat Hack Which Could Save A Child's Life

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Apr 26, 20195 mins

Paramedic Shares Simple Car Seat Hack Which Could Save A Child's Life

It is an unfortunate - sometimes tragic - fact that some families find themselves in emergency situations where their lives and their children's lives are in danger. Naturally, in such life-threatening predicaments, survival becomes a top priority.

It is, however, possible to take effective action before it ever comes to an emergency.

In particular, there are ways in which you can ensure your children are easily identified, and that their particular needs are met if you happen to get separated from them in any sort of emergency incident.

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For example, a paramedic is advising parents of young children to attach a potentially life-saving safety card onto the back of their child's car seat.

The safety card should contain any vital information about the child; including their next of kin, date of birth, contact details of the parents and any medical conditions.

The time it takes to fill out a safety card is definitely worth your while as it could allow emergency services to identify children (in the event of an emergency) and also gives them access to any helpful or even urgent information.

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The paramedic shared the hugely beneficial tip on Facebook, writing:

"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 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."

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A number of parents praised the idea behind the precautionary card, sharing their thoughts in the comments.

"Touch wood we never have to be in this situation but this is a very good idea," one person wrote.

"Something to consider. Hopefully, it will never be needed," added another.

A third commenter urged those without kids to remove any 'baby on board' stickers.

"If there was an accident firefighter may be looking for a baby who was never there to start off with," they said.

What do you think? Will you be filling out a safety card for your child's car seat?

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