An Australian mom has become a worldwide hit after her invention, safety-belt cover that showcases medical condition(s) for children, has become the safety device of the year.
ABC Australia reported this week that mother of five Natalie Bell from the state of Victoria created the cover last week after she became concerned for daughter Shae should she ever end up in a vehicle accident.
“It’s a safety thing … because anyone can be a first responder at the scene of an accident,” Bell said.
Adding that having details that are clear and noticeable would help first responders on the scene and be able to see it when they open the door.
Bell told an abc.net.au reporter that she didn’t expect her invention to go worldwide. She has also received lots of positive feedback from Australian police and firefighters about her products.
Although there are other alternatives that are widely used such as the medical bracelets and for those who are old enough a tattoo; Bell believed that the seatbelt cover would be easy for children and easy for first responders to notice.
“The bracelets are amazing, but you don’t always look for a bracelet and they can be covered by clothes,” she said.
With her phone now ringing off the hook, parents across the world are looking to purchase her invention for their children. For now, her product will be made with the English language only even though she has had requests for a number of different languages already.
Locally, parents can order the seatbelt covers from Mama Shark Creations on Facebook (click here) for $16 each.