A simple and efficient way to keep important contacts and other information pertaining to your child is to have an Emergency Information Card. I keep these cards in my purse, diaper bag, older child’s backpack, and give one to each grandparent. A card is given to the child’s school teacher, a parent at a play-date, the parent of a child having a birthday party, and/or daycare provider. They can be placed on the refrigerator, bulletin board, or near the phone for quick and easy viewing.
This Emergency Information Card is 2″X 3.5″ and can be made on your personal computer with blank, store-bought business card stock.
Each card has the following information:
- Child’s name
- Parent’s names and work/cell phone numbers
- Emergency contact names and numbers (other than the parents – I have all the grandparents numbers listed on my children’s cards)
- Doctor’s name, address, and phone number
- Date of birth
- Any allergies
The beauty of creating your own card is that it can be customized to meet your child’s needs. List any information you think someone would need to know if your child is hurt or in danger. If any of the information changes, you can conveniently make changes on your computer and print out new cards.