The beginning of a new year is always a great time to update contact info and take steps to prepare for emergencies.
Don't forget to protect those who can't speak for themselves in an emergency.
I saw this floating around on Facebook and it is a great tip to share. Create a label with vital information about your child - name, date of birth, address, parent's contact info, an alternate emergency contact, contact info for their pediatrician and any allergy concerns - and stick it on their carseat or booster seat. If you are in an accident and unable to communicate, emergency personnel will be able to better assist your little ones. (As a side note, place the label on the carseat in a place that will be readily available for emergency personnel, but not necessarily visible to a passerby in a parking lot, since this is confidential information.)