Last Thursday night I was involved in a car accident. When I look at my car now, I can just say that we are very lucky.
This got me to thinking more about what could happen in an accident. For me I was still conscious. I was able to call my husband and he was on the scene within about 10 minutes. I was able to talk to the Emergency responders that came. But if not what would I do. I do have my phone with ICE but would that be enough. And how would they know who my doctor was, and which hospital to take me.
So I decided to make an emergency bag with the helpful information. I am going to put one in each of the glove boxes. I want all the pertinent information. It may be adjusted over time, but I know this is the major info.
The first thing is to get a piece of paper and write all the info nicely. You could even type if you wanted. As you can see how I set mine up. The birthdates of your kids is important if they would need anything medical. Since everything typically is by age and weight. I think I was asked this about 10 times.
The hospital was helpful since, I was about the middle of several hospital locations, I could go to the one I knew and was familiar with. Plus my doctor is associated with that hospital. Depending on the location of the accident it may not be helpful, but since most accident occur close to home, this is helpful.
And ALLERGIES, and medicines A HUGE plus. I didn’t put meds down, since no one is on them, but if you or your kids are that is extremely important, since you don’t want an interaction. And I would HIGHLIGHT the allergies and the meds to make sure they stick out right away
I then thought if to put in some other small supplies, and double as a small first aid kit. The first aid may not be useful in an accident, but you never know when you are out and will need one. Just some band-aids, antibiotic cream, wipes. I did put gloves since you never know.
I then put everything in a ziploc bag. I put the Paper facing out. So if in an accident, someone could get from the glove box, and could see everything right away. No fumbling a bag open or smudging something up and then they would be unable to read.
These would also make some great christmas present.
Sharon is a Stay at home mom, who loves to craft. She started doing crafts as a young child. She started more crafting as she became a mom. She learned there was a lot of things that could be made yourself, and would last longer than store bought items. Crafting allows her to spend more time with her children. Her children are 2 and 4. They are at the age the perfect age where they enjoy making things for everyone else as well. She runs a HN Designs and has a Blog A Little Bit of Everything.
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