Sustaining injuries among children is something unavoidable, thus the best thing for one aren’t to do is to be aware of the kinds of injuries which can pose serious threat to the life of their children.
Heather Starr posted a picture of a 3-year-old girl with her shirt lifted enough to see a minor bruising across her chest. The girl had a car accident and the bruise was from a chest clip of the car seat. She explains that the crucial part here is the placement of the clip, and it is exactly where it needs to be.
Lots of parents make the mistake of improperly strapping their children and place the clip across their belly area, or higher than the chest. A misplacement can lead to serious injuries if there is some kind of collision.
The picture went viral and this is good as every parent needs to be informed about this matter. This may safe their children’s life.
This is her message:
“As you all know, I am super passionate about proper car seat safety. Here’s an example of why.
This is a 3 year old girl who was just in a car accident. The bruising on her chest is from her chest clip on her 5 point harness. Notice it was correctly positioned on her chest, at armpit level right between her nipples. Clearly, there was some force to that accident. Had the clip been placed lower, she likely would have had organ damage and internal bleeding. Had it been placed higher, she could have been asphyxiated. (The ER doctor she saw confirmed these facts as well).
Car seat safety is truly that important. It makes me CRAZY when I see kids’ chest clips on their bellies. This is why. This little girl is walking away from a car accident with some uncomfortable chest bruising. A couple inches difference and she wouldn’t have been walking away at all. It’s. THAT. Important.”