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Have you taught your LOs how to dial 911 in case of emergencies?

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Our pediatrician said they should know what an emergency is and how to dial 911 in case of emergencies by the time they are 5.  Any tips on how to teach something like that? My first child just turned 4 last month, so it's something I would like to teach her soon.




by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Rushn311
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

My daughter knows, but I really need to teach my son too.

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Yes. I taught her using a toy phone.
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Mznaye
by Jo on Mar. 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Somewhat.....my lo has dialed 911 by accident because he was playing with my phone while locked and he hit the red coss. I told him only call 911 if there is a fire or someone hurt really bad
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Raeann11
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Yes, under our phone so it is eye level. We have a sheet that says Emergency, call 911, our address, our phone number

corrinacs
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I did.  His school went over it in Kindergarten.  Granted, most kids in K are 5 going on 6, we lucked out because he started at 4 going on 5.

We are still teaching him our address.  We told him if he were at our house to use our house phone in the meantime so they can track our address.

TigerofMu
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Make sure you stress the importance of dialing 911 ONLY in an emergency.  We have had some issues with kids calling just to check it out.  Okay, one did that when she was 4 because she didn't clearly understand, but the other one is just naughty and the sherrif actually came to our house to see if everything was okay.

auntangelofsix
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM
My 10 yr old knows but my 14 month old is to young.
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.Angelica.
by Angie on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM
I havent but I need to. I should also teach him phone numbers
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momofsixangels
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Practice with a play phone first.Just tell him to dial the numbers if mommy or daddy need help.

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