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Family & Relationships EMT Mom Has a Car Seat Tip for Parents That Could Save Lives

20:56  08 march  2018
20:56  08 march  2018 Source:   mom.me

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This mom , who's also an EMT , shared a car seat tip that could potentially save your child's life in an emergency . A car seat is one of the most crucial pieces of safety equipment you'll ever use, so shouldn't it be simple for even a We at Parents realize it's no small task to get every detail correct.

This mom , who's also an EMT , shared a car seat tip that could potentially save your child's life in an emergency . Credit: Kaitlyn Lawson. This helps EMS a ton and can also help save your child's life ," Kaitlyn Lawson wrote on Facebook. Any details given can be helpful to make sure your child gets the

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You've pored over the car seat guidelines and tutorials, researched the best models for your child and triple-checked the installation. But before you get in the car with your baby, Kaitlyn Lawson, a mom and emergency medical technician from Anderson, Indiana, is asking parents to do one more quick thing that could possibly save lives.

While no one wants or expects to be in a car accident, motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the U.S. (many of which could have been prevented by following car seat rules.) All it takes is a dangerously icy road or an inattentive driver to cause a life-threatening situation. Parents can prepare for worst-case scenarios and keep their children safer by speeding up the rescue and recovery process.

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Mom texts about baby sleeping in a Britax car seat and car seat safety Boyer wrote her Facebook post, she told TODAY Parents , in order to stress that car seats do save lives , and that all infants should be rear facing in back seats of cars until age 2 and secured in a five point harness in a car

Way too often first responders come upon a car wreck with children in the car who are too young to give any information and the parents are unconscious. This mom , who’s also an EMT , shared a car seat tip that could potentially save your child’s life in an emergency . Credit: Kaitlyn Lawson.

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"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 on Facebook.

To help emergency personnel, take a few minutes to write out your child's name, DOB, the parents' names, DOB, your pediatrician's information, emergency contacts, as well as any health issues, medications or allergies that rescue teams should be aware of. Then, stick it on the side of your child's car seat where it's visible. Any details given can be helpful to make sure your child gets the right treatment as quickly as possible and that your family's emergency contacts are called immediately.

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Lawson's tip was so invaluable, it went viral. The Rose City Area Fire Department in Michigan reposted the advice on Facebook, and mom Alexis Copas shared the idea on Twitter over the weekend, where it has since been retweeted more than 6,000 times.

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