Mother-of-five creates seat belt cover which can save children's lives in an accident
Mother-of-five Natalie Bell created a brilliant design to alert authorities about children's health issues or disabilities in the case of an emergency
A mother-of-five has gone viral and received several thousand requests on social media after she shared a picture of the $12 seat belt covers that she created for children with disabilities.
The cover has been designed in a way to alert authorities regarding children's health issues or disabilities in the case of an emergency. Natalie Bell was inspired by her own daughter who has a cochlear implant. Bell, who hails from Victoria, took to her page titled 'Personalized by Nat' on Wednesday, June 12, to share the post and her experience and received more than 61,000 likes for it.
She wrote on the post, "I always wonder what would happen if I was in a car accident with my daughter in the car and I was unable to let the doctors know that my daughter could not have an MRI due to having a cochlear implant. Now I don't need to worry about that with these seat belt covers. These can be made for any special needs that the medical team will need to know if you are unable to tell them."
She had one made for a cochlear implant, which read, "I am deaf. No MRI" and one for children with autism which read, "I have autism. I may resist help." This brilliant design can be altered to suit all kinds of disabilities and sells one for $12 and two for $20. Since sharing her post, thousands have reached out to Bell who decided to launch her business when she was looking for "something new" to do after her last child was born.
Bell shared, "These children might have a medical bracelet but those are quite small. So I thought this is something emergency services would notice straight away." Many people in the services agreed with her and shared their support. One woman wrote, "My husband is part of Fire and Rescue and said that this is a brilliant idea. Such a valuable piece that provides a lot of information clearly so that personnel involved can approach situations with knowledge and care."
Another person added, "This is an amazing idea! As a cop, I wish I could hand these out to anyone who needs them." A third shared, "This is also a great idea for adults with dementia." Bell is delighted in the response her idea has received and is working hard to keep up with the overflow of orders.