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kids calling 911 user banned
17th Apr '13

when do you teach your kid that? when do they understand?



i was telling my dad about that poor little 4 year old who was trapped in his house for days with his dead mother-only eating sugar.....
haunting to think about.



my little brother is 5 now and logan is three. it really was horrible to think about so i was telling my dad and he said my little brother already knows to call 911 if there is ever a problem.
I didnt even think of that! ive always wanted to take logan to meet firefighters but dont think he would understand when to call or how to call really...he can sometimes answer the phone right but thats it.

ChristinaLynne 3 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29875 posts
17th Apr '13

My 5 year old knows. One if the things we discussed is if you can't get mommy and daddy to wake up

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
17th Apr '13

I think at 4 or 5.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
17th Apr '13

My husband is a police officer and the kids (4-1/2 and 3) already know that people who need help call 911 and their daddy goes to help them. They know in an emergency to get the phone and dial 911.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
17th Apr '13

My daughter is 4. I explained the reasons on why we would call 911. She can't wake me up.. Etc and I have a fake phone app on my phone and I practiced with her on the number to 911. And also explained that you meet ever call it unless there is an emergency

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1595 posts
17th Apr '13

I taught my son at 4 when his did others baby mom passed and she was in the room with their 1 yr old daughter. I taught him 911, my cell, my fiance cell, his dad cell, grand pops #'s and my mom number. he is 7 and knows most of them by heart.

Amanda Contento Florida 2302 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" when do you teach your kid that? when do they understand? i was telling my dad about that poor little ... [snip!] ... but dont think he would understand when to call or how to call really...he can sometimes answer the phone right but thats it. "


my daughter was 3 but I told her only in emergencies where mommy or daddy can't get to the phone to call. Thank GOD she has not had to call them. She did however call my husband one day when I was 39 weeks with my son. I was just in so much pain I couldn't get out of the bathtub and he was close enough to come home from work and help me out. I am so glad I was induced a day later.