A paramedic has issued a plea to all parents to stick a notice on the back of their child's car seat, saying it could one day save their life.

Taking to social media, the paramedic said he all too often will attend a call-out where a child has been left in a car and they don't have any information on the young person.

But leaving a simple note with details including their name, date of birth, and health issues, parental contacts and whether they can speak or not could save them from death.

"Way too often we come upon a car wreck with child(ren) in the car who are too young to have any info and parents are unconscious."

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If your toddler or child has a medical condition, there is no way ambulance workers on the scene will know their background.

Every parent should stick a note on the back of their child's car seat, a paramedic has urged. Photo / Facebook
Every parent should stick a note on the back of their child's car seat, a paramedic has urged. Photo / Facebook

The paramedic added: "It will take two minutes of your time to write out your child's name, DOB, parents' name, DOB, emergency contacts and any medical conditions, any meds your child is on and child's doctor – then stick it to the child's car seat.

"This helps EMS (Emergency Medical Services) a ton and can also help save your child's life."

Parents have praised the paramedic's tip, with some saying each car seat should come with a place to fill out important details on.

"Every car seat should have a label attached to it to encourage parents to fill it out," one said.

Another gave their own tip, asking parents to remove the "baby on board" stickers from their car if their child is now grown up.

"if there was an accident firefighters may be looking for a baby who was never there to start off with".