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    Default Teaching to call 000

    I had a really scary health scare today, and have realised it could happen again when I'm home alone with the kids. Is 3 too young to teach DS how to call 000, and how would I even go about teaching him?

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    3 is not too young! And I believe there are books at most bookstores and Kmart and stuff that are for teaching kids to call 000

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    DD knows to call 000 and say what's happened. She also know her full name and address. In an emergency situation though I do think 3 may be too young to completely understand what they have to do and follow through depending on the child IYKWIM.

    If anything happened though if she didn't call 000 I know she would call DH or my Mum as she knows who to use my phone and calls them all the time!

    When I was throwing up (MS) one day she called DH and said she was worried because I was being sick.
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    Oh I forgot to add DD is 3 too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I had a really scary health scare today, and have realised it could happen again when I'm home alone with the kids. Is 3 too young to teach DS how to call 000, and how would I even go about teaching him?
    Ohhhh! Are you ok!?!?
    I taught both DS's at 3.
    I just practiced with them.
    And if mummy didn't wake up it or fell over to ring it.
    I practice every few weeks.

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    I worry mainly that our address is long and street name a bit difficult for him to pronounce so others would understand. I may teach him to call daddy instead, at least for now.

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    Fobs I'm ok. Had a gallbladder attack, was walking home from a cafe to get panedeine and suddenly couldn't see or hear anything, walked into the traffic and almost fainted I thankfully made it home but am now scared it will happen again. Thank goodness DP was home today and the kids were with him.

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    I thought Emergency Services now use caller id/gps to confirm where the call is coming from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikkiB View Post
    I thought Emergency Services now use caller id/gps to confirm where the call is coming from?

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    Oh that's interesting. So really all they would need is the apartment number?

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    I've framed it for DS, "what should you do if Mummy falls over and she can't get up or seems to be asleep". I taught him a while ago that he need to go to the phone and press 000 and then the green button. I've let him practice phoning my parents a few times so he gets the hang of using the phone.

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