As parents, one of the most terrifying situations we can find ourselves in is getting into a serious car accident with while traveling with our kids in the car. We take all the precautions we can, like installing and correctly using good car seats, following traffic laws, and being attentive and safe drivers. But accidents still happen, despite our efforts to keep ourselves and our little ones safe. There very well may come a time when preparation isn't enough, and that's what makes this car seat label so important.
In the event of a serious accident where you're left unconscious or unable to speak, you want to make sure that your children can be cared for, and that emergency workers are able to get the information they need to help them. A mom and EMT in Indiana shared a Facebook post with some valuable information, and it went viral. It was recently shared by the Rose City Area Fire Department, and you're going to want to do this ASAP.
A simple label attached to your child's car seat can make all the difference in the event of an accident that leaves you unable to communicate. Write down your child's name, their date of birth, the names and dates of birth for both parents, and an emergency contact, and affix it to your child's car seat (make sure to laminate it or cover it with tape to keep it protected). You may also want to include whether or not the child has any allergies or disabilities, and if the child can communicate. In an emergency, this information is so incredibly valuable to firefighters, paramedics, and police!
There are a few other steps you can make to insure your children are safe and cared for in the event of an accident. Attach a luggage tag to each car seat with the same information as above (place it behind the seat so it's not visible to anyone outside the car). Make sure you have an In Case of Emergency contact in your phone, with phone numbers that can be used to reach your partner, a friend or family member, or your child's doctor. And keep a fully-stocked first aid kit in your car, in case you're in an accident and need medical attention but emergency personnel can't reach you right away.