Simple Tasks That Keep Kids Safe
- What: Three More Things That Could Save Your Child’s Life
- When: Birth to 12 years
- Why: Keep kids safe
- Where: Away from home
We all know our kids’ safety is priority number one. But if you want a little help to make sure your kids stay safe even under terrible circumstances, take a few minutes to complete one or all three of these tasks. Hopefully these quick and easy tasks will never be necessary, but knowing you’ve done them can help you rest easier every night just in case.
Five Step Seatbelt Test: Wondering if your child is ready to ditch their booster seat? Want to make sure your vehicle seatbelt will keep your child safe in the event of a crash? Use this easy test to find out if they can travel without a booster. It takes less than five minutes to answer the list of questions, but can make all the difference between injuries caused by an ill-fitting or improperly positioned seatbelt and walking away from an accident.
Safety Snapshot: Heading to the airport or attending your first major sports game with your child? Use your phone to grab a quick photo of them in case you get separated. A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it helps you reunite with your lost child faster. And if you don’t need it, you still have a great shot for the memory books before all the excitement begins.
W.H.A.L.E.: These little stickers can improve a scary situation for kids. In the event of a car crash, they communicate your child’s name, birth date, and any allergies in case the adult can’t speak. One sticker goes on your child’s car seat. The other two go on the side of the car seat in a visible spot and on the window of the car nearest their seat. Those stickers alert emergency responders to the location of your child’s info. Instead of relying on your child to provide their info under stress, the ID card also includes the name of an emergency contact. That gives kids access to someone they know and trust in case the worst happens. These kits come free and take only minutes to install, but provide a huge service under very trying circumstances.