If I pour my soul into an article, sharing stories that will break your heart or cause you to breathe a sigh of relief for the parent who did use a car seat. If I share statistics of road accidents and how your baby is 71% less likely to die if in a car seat. Or if you, dear reader, read that story but you don’t share it, then the message stops here.
Yes, I may have changed your heart, your mind, or confirmed your own passionate beliefs on the subject of keeping our babies safe on the roads… but what if your sister, your parent, your cousin, your high school friend, your colleague, any of the hundreds of people you share space with on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Pinterest or YouTube or anywhere else for that matter…
What if they desperately needed to read that message?
What if tomorrow morning they wake up late and the toddler is throwing a tantrum and nobody has slept all night? Or what if the creche is only 10 metres from home? What if they just give up and shout, “Just stop shouting and sit there then! Sit still!”? And what if 2 metres up the road, another busy distracted driver answers his cell phone and jumps the stop street?
What if reading that story tonight meant that no matter how hard that toddler is screaming, the story of the mom who’s baby was projected straight out the side window of a car because he wasn’t strapped into his car seat is still fresh in that mama’s mind and she grits her teeth, dodges the toddler fists and straps her baby in instead. It takes a second to click a share button.
Be sure to SHARE!
You have the power to save a little life. One share, seen by one person, who straps in one child, saves a life. #CarseatFullstop