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A Simple Thing Most Parents Probably Don't Think To Do

by rockfordparent.com

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January 7, 2014

A Simple Thing Most Parents Probably Don't Think To Do

Sometimes it's all in the details. Here's one small thing you can do to make sure your kids are taken care of in the event of a car crash.

Put a label on your kids' car seat with pertinent information

Little ones don't have drivers' licenses or identification cards, so if something happens (and we hope it doesn't!), emergency workers need a way to identify the child. Thanks for the tip, Rockford Parent.

We did a little research and found a website that will send you free stickers. The Ohio Insurance Institute just asks that you like their Facebook page in exchange for the stickers. 

We also found that many fire stations have these stickers on hand. Or better yet, you can enter below to win a stack of stickers to pass out at your MOPS group or to your closest friends.

 


 

What are other things you do to make sure kids are taken care of "just in case"?

Related topics: Safety, Fear

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We have life insurance, wills and guardians set up. My kids are out of the car seat stage and are now bike riders. We have emergency info in their helmets in case they are injured when they're not with us.

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This is something I've been worried about because my boys are non-verbal.

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Life insurance. If, God forbid, something happened to my husband, we would be left with no income and I would need something until I could find a job and child care. Similarly, if something were to happen to me, my husband would need child care and a housekeeper (that sounds silly, but my husband's home before we got married was just a step above a men's dorm room!) It's something relatively inexpensive and probably not something we'll ever need to use, but it provides us both a peace of mind just in case.

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When my boys were very little, when we went to craft shows or amusement parks, I would write on them with permanent marker. I would write their name, my cell phone number and mom and dad's initials.

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I have one and would love to win some for my Mops ladies!!

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When we go to crowded places we take pictures of our kids on our cell phones. the pic shows what they are wearing for a just in case type moment.

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Thank you! We make ID tags (luggage tags attached to pants) for when we are in amusement parks and go over safety information about strangers.

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Make guardians just in case

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We practice our address and phone number almost daily. I started teaching them my number from age 2.

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Have a will. Also, my child has some special health concerns, so we always make sure whoever stays with her is well informed and is left with a car and carseat, in case of emergency.

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Keep emergency numbers available and also make sure extended family knows what your desires are for your children's future/care, just in case you aren't around to make those decisions.

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Wills and estate planning are two of the most important things you can do to help your family "just in case"!

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What a great idea! We leave my car with the sitter so she can go to the park or grab a bite out to eat with our kiddos so this is a great idea to help if ever needed!

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Great idea that I never thought of...I have emergency numbers highlighted in my cell phone too just in case!

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This is GREAT! I just read that Rockford article the other day with my husband and we're all over this. Such a big thing we NEVER thought of!

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I keep a magnet with the emergency Poison Control phone number on it on my fridge (I got it at a MOPS meeting) and stickers with the number in the cabinets under our sinks.

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Keep recent photos on hand! Just in case.

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Our local emergency contact person (on file with school & pediatrician) has all the info she needs to contact our parents who are out of state. The school & doctors also have our written preferences for hospitals, etc in our children's files.

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I have "my husband" next to his name in my cell phone. Then they know who to call.

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Keep a contact in your phone labeled ICE- In Case of Emergency

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Make a will and keep it updated!

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