There are two programs that were created to help identify children in the unfortunate event of a car accident: CHAD & W.H.A.L.E.
CHAD (The CHAD safety seat child identification program) was developed and named after a 13 month old named Chad. Chad and his baby-sitter who was driving were involved in a car accident where the baby-sitter was killed. Chad was injured and none of the first responders knew his identity. Only because a nurse in the emergency room recognized him was he identified. His parents were quickly notified and his injuries were treated.
The CHAD Program encourages CHAD stickers to be placed on your child’s car seat and provides rapid identification in case of an emergency.
W.H.A.L.E. is short for "We Have A Little Emergency". W.H.A.L.E.™ stickers are placed on both rear side windows of the car and on both sides of the child safety seat so that emergency personnel will know immediately that there is vital information pertaining to the child on the back of the car seat. The W.H.A.L.E.™ car sticker contains the child's name, medical history, names and telephone numbers of two guardians and up to three other emergency names and telephone numbers.
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