Oh my goodness, the whole world is up in arms about the coronavirus.
I mean schools are shutting down, travel plans are being canceled and as a wedding planner, I am seeing the effect it is having on bride and grooms. They are stressed out! Say bye to big guest lists and honeymoon plans.
Now, I’m not gonna go on and on about how I feel towards this whole thing. Instead, I’m going to talk about the importance of protecting ourselves and our children in emergency situations.
As a mom of two, I know that I can never be overly prepared for any kind of emergency. Because let’s be honest… you never know when something could happen and it is always better to be safe than sorry.
If anyone gets injured in an accident and is unable to communicate, it can be very difficult for emergency responders to identify young children.
Therefore, it is a good idea to have an emergency card filled out for each child.
I went ahead and made you free printable emergency cards that you can keep in your car, your kid’s backpack, your wallet, stroller, etc.
Seriously, you can never be too safe!
The emergency cards have the following information:
- Child’s Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Blood Type
- Mom’s Name/DOB/Contact Information/Blood Type
- Dad’s Name/DOB/Contact Information/Blood Type
- One other emergency contact person/information
- Medicines or Allergies
- Doctor’s contact information
- Other information
TIP: Be sure to keep it hidden enough from anyone casually walking by but obvious enough for emergency responders to access.
*Be sure to keep this information updated!
TIP: Another piece of advice, this time it’s from my husband…
If you plan to go out somewhere that has a big crowd (County Fair, amusement park, concert, zoo, etc…) write your phone number on your child’s wrist or back of their hand with a marker and then put some New-Skin Liquid Bandage on top of it.
So, if your child wanders off or gets lost, they have a contact number for you.
We hope this never happens but let’s take all the precautions we can to keep our families safe!