Buying and installing a car seat is an extremely stressful process for parents, so much so, that the last thing any parent wants to think about is getting into an accident and actually having to put the thing to real use. While the thought alone is terrifying, Kaitlyn Lawson, a mom, and EMT from Indiana shared a clever car seat hack that can help you be sure that your child is as safe as possible in the event of a collision.
In her post, Lawson made the suggestion that parents tape the child’s name, age, emergency information, and any specific medical conditions onto the actual car seat. This way, when EMTs show up they can give the best care possible, as quickly as possible, as EMTs are often forced to waste precious moments figuring out this necessary information or even give a child the wrong type of care.
Saw this on FB & wanted to share it here!!
As soon as I read this, I made one to stick on my child’s car seat pic.twitter.com/RcG1U6EAkI
“Way too often do firefighters come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconscious,” Lawson wrote in her post. “It takes two minutes of your time to write out child’s name, DOB, parents’ names, DOB, emergency contacts and any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and even child’s doctor, then stick it to the child’s car seat. This helps EMS a ton and can also help save your child’s life”
Since Lawson shared the quick tip, it’s been shared by other moms, parents, and emergency first responders from all over the country.