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Child Safety – One Small Action Could Help Your Child In An Emergency

on June 30, 2014

child safetyToday I placed a sticker on the car seat of my 8 month old daughter that could help save her life.

The identification sticker detailed not only her name and date of birth, but also contact details for my husband and  I.

The motivation for this was reading about the CHAD (Child Has An Identity) program that orginates in the States.  The program was begun after emergency services at the scene of a car accident could not identify the toddler in the car seat.  The driver, the babysitter, had been killed.  It was only because a hospital emergency room employee recognised the baby, that the parents could be notified.

It is a fear of every parent.  How would your children be cared for if, god forbid, you were not able to?

I think this is a terrific idea, especially for those children that my have medical conditions that should be communicated in time of emergency.

Mamasimx

Don’t forget to enjoy your day.


7 Responses to “Child Safety – One Small Action Could Help Your Child In An Emergency”

  1. Any Kamen says:

    Stickers are great for young children but for older children having a “SquID” from My ID Square ( http://www.MyIDSquare.com ) is far better. It allows you to maintain all medical and contact info in the cloud and it alerts emergency contacts via text and email in case of emergency. Check them out! They are very cool medical IDs for tweens to the elderly.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Good idea.

  3. Alana Woods says:

    A simple but brilliant idea. I would suggest including a third party’s name (e.g. a relative) and contact details in the event you and your husband were also in the car.

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