Between them, Krystal Kleidon and her husband have over two decades worth of experience as paramedics, and just over four years as parents to their little boy.
In their time on the job, they’ve witnessed the immediate aftermath of horrific road accidents that have torn families like theirs apart.
“We’ve seen car seats ejected from vehicles, we’ve seen cars that have rolled over so many times you can barely tell which way is up, we’ve seen accidents where you would be certain there would be no survivors,” Krystal wrote on Facebook.
But in the cases where the children were unharmed, there was one common thread: the children were properly strapped in.
Krystal, founder of the Project Hot Mess blog, is now hoping to educate other parents about the importance of properly securing your child, as, “Between my husband and I, in our 20 years experience, we have NOT seen a single child harmed in a car accident where the child was restrained in their seat properly. Not a single one.”