I like to keep things lighthearted around here but sometimes we have to be serious. If you are a parent or know someone with a small child then this post is for you. If there is only one thing you ever take from this site, let this be it.
Heaven forbid you are ever in a car accident. Your little one is strapped in nice and snug in the back but you are injured and unable to give the rescue workers the answers they require. There is a simple little thing you can do for peace of mind: Put a sticker on your little one’s car seat listing all important information that any rescue worker would need to know about your child that they may be unable to tell them.
The only items you need to prepare this sticker are a computer, a printer (preferably with color ink) and a full-sheet label. You can buy these labels anywhere from Staples to Walmart. I had Avery White Full-Sheet Shipping Labels handy in my label supply. You could also just print onto a piece of paper and use clear packing tape to affix it to the car seat.
Car Seat Emergency Sticker Information
I suggest finding the best spot on your car seat to affix these labels (one on each side) and measuring how much space you have to work with as every car seat is different. Simply use the rulers shown in a program like Microsoft Word as your guide. I wanted the label to stand out so I highlighted the listed words above in various colors. If you do not have a color printer you can always print onto a brightly colored sheet of paper.
I hope you never, ever have to use this sticker for its intended purpose but it’s nice to know that your child can be well cared for in the event of an accident. Please pass this along to all of your friends and family members with children.
I slightly altered the sticker to fit my family’s needs. We only have one car seat so there is a chance that either myself or my husband will be driving the car. I wanted the sticker to have both of our contact information as well as an emergency contact in case both my husband and I were in the car. The photo below shows the placement of the sticker on Miss O’s carseat. There is one on each side of the seat.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.