I’m a paramedic – that’s why you should write a note on your child’s car seat… it could save their life
A MEDIC has revealed why you should write a note on your child’s car seat as it could save their life.
Something no parent wants to think about is getting into a car accident while their child is in the back seat.
Unfortunately, horrific accidents do happen and a simple thing that takes minutes can really save a life.
The paramedic, who has visited the scene of several accidents, said a small note on the back of a car seat with a few details could really help in an emergency.
He explains how in some cases the parents could be unconscious and some children are too young to get information.
The paramedic further advises people to post a note with the child’s full name, date of birth, parents’ names, emergency contact details and any pre-existing medical conditions.
He added: “Far too often we come across a wrecked car with children in the car who are too young to have any information and the parents unconscious.
“It takes two minutes, but it could save a child’s life.”
What seems like basic information ensures that the medical staff can help in the best possible way.
Additional details such as the name of your GP could also be included.
The advice was shared on Facebook with mums and dads who thanked the professional.
One parent even said others should remove any “baby on board” sign when there is no child in the car.
This means that in the event of an accident, responders would not spend time looking for a young person who is not there.
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/motors/10458276/paramedic-why-you-should-write-note-childs-car-seat/ I’m a paramedic – that’s why you should write a note on your child’s car seat… it could save their life