Kirsti Clark, 29, warned other parents when her daughter Harper Clark was frothy and breathless on her April 4 trip to Falkirk (Scotland) - the trip. last longer than usual because of the traffic situation at rush hour and 2 hours in the car seat made her lack of oxygen.
At that time, Kirsti and her husband, Christopher, 30, went out shopping and brought Harper with him. The two-hour journey did not worry the couple until they got home and put Harper on a mat for children. At that moment her lips turned blue, her jaw clenched and white foam began to flow from her nose and mouth.
Returning to that horrific moment, Kirsti said: " When we got home, it was Malena's bedtime (first daughter), so we put Harper in the 15-minute crib, while giving Malena went to bed and then my husband put Harper in and put him in his lap, but Harper looked uncomfortable so he laid him down on the mat and found him kicking his legs . normally, I was bending my back and turning my head, both of us knew that we needed to get you straight to the hospital, so we brought Malena into the car and ran straight to it. the body trembles to the point that it cannot say anything ".
The 5 minute hospital stay was endless for Kirsti and she felt like she would lose her child. Fortunately, the doctors have resuscitated Harper and warned parents that sitting more than an hour in the car seat can cause the infant's oxygen levels to drop sharply. Two hours in the car seat caused such a serious lack of oxygen that when Harper was taken out of the car seat, her body was shocked.
I will tell all parents to carefully monitor their children and if they do not need to sit in the car, take them out. Follow your children and if something goes wrong, take them straight to the hospital "
Scientists also have some notes for parents to travel with their children in cars:
- Before each trip, make sure the child seat has been firmly fixed.
- Shorten your seat belt to fit your child if the cord is too wide. If the seatbelt is still loose, you can add a cushion to your baby to help your baby sit more firmly.
- It is necessary to use car seats for children from birth to 12 years old. Older children need a seatbelt.
- Tell children not to shout in the car distracting the driver.
- Only adults are allowed to remove their seatbelt and should not teach them how to untie themselves.
- If your child removes the seat belt, stop and fasten the seat belt.
- Do not leave large and heavy objects on vehicles near children, especially in the back seat or shelf because they may push forward causing injury to the child as well as the person in the car if an accident occurs. Big and heavy things should be put in the trunk.