When it comes to saving a life, especially that of an infant, going out in the style is the last thing on anyone's mind.
If there is a fire blazing in a hospital, neonatal staff members must do everything they can to protect their young patients and themselves.
To facilitate this, there is something called "baby evacuation vests."
Sara knows a good costume when she sees one.
She is a union member for the United Scenic Artists of America Local 829. In other words, she works in the theater and has seen a wide range of looks come and go on stage.
However, the picture she shared on Twitter is not a costume. She had only one word in response to the baby evacuation vest: "dude."
dude https://t.co/EvvwFS5dfq— sara no h🌹 (@sara no h🌹) 1561955781.0
What else is there to say?
The shared screenshot was taken from someone who works at a children's hospital.
"As per hospital regulations, all employees have to go through regular fire safety training. most of it is pretty standard. And then there's the Baby Vest."
"It fits six babies. And in the event of a fire we're literally supposed to just put it on, fill it with babies, and then evacuate the building."
@boneysoups “Fill it with babies” I don’t know why that’s hitting my giggle stick but it IS— Christina is Too Tired™️ For This (@Christina is Too Tired™️ For This) 1561998340.0
The "Safe Babies" vest is part of a line offered through Advanced Egress Solutions that efficiently allows immobile patients and infants to be transported safely during an emergency.
This flame-retardant apron accommodates six babies. All the nurse has to do is fill the apron to capacity, put it on, and walk out the door and have free hands to tend to other tasks if necessary.
It's a look. But it's also practical.
We're grateful for them for the wrong reason because they are tickling Twitter's funny bone.
@boneysoups @NoraReed *fire breaks out at the hospital* Me: baby time— joonæt (@joonæt) 1561958073.0
@aChristinaStory @boneysoups I'm standing in an airport waiting to pick up my mom and silently cry-laughing— a lamp flopping down a modest incline (@a lamp flopping down a modest incline) 1562048602.0
@boneysoups like.... it makes sense— game bug pocket (@game bug pocket) 1561956344.0
@boneysoups @hhavrilesky Want— roxane gay (@roxane gay) 1561956708.0
Based on the picture, some users had genuine concerns in regards to how safe it is for the babies in transit.
@bugQ @boneysoups Yes. But... does it have to look so... threatening? Like it might suffocate a baby? Is that just me?— Danielle (@Danielle) 1561960647.0
@grrrlbrarian @yoyoyogapants @bugQ @boneysoups I’m pretty sure the best thing is to not suffocate babies at all— Amy is proud of Dan and Phil (@Amy is proud of Dan and Phil) 1561991583.0
@yoyoyogapants @bugQ @boneysoups It looks like it lacks a few other safety features (like wouldn't you want straps… https://t.co/V8FceHotuC— SarahAnne, M.A (@SarahAnne, M.A) 1561991004.0
A reality check.
@yoyoyogapants @bugQ @boneysoups Pretty sure smoke would suffocate them faster— chloë 🏳️🌈 (@chloë 🏳️🌈) 1561961698.0
Who knew it's a multi-purpose vest?
@rgay @boneysoups @hhavrilesky Would also work well for puppies. Or movie snacks.— Emily Rhoads (@Emily Rhoads) 1561957106.0
@emzylla @rgay @boneysoups @hhavrilesky Definitely wouldnt work for cats tho— its me.. Air (@its me.. Air) 1561966590.0
@boneysoups This would be perfect for carrying groceries from the car.— Asheli (@Asheli) 1561958746.0
Is there an instruction manual?
Because, there are questions.
@boneysoups This raises so many questions. Like what happens if you only have 3 babies left, are there regulations… https://t.co/wErun5JaDo— Jesse Green (@Jesse Green) 1561962864.0
@lolasunflowers @boneysoups Yeah I am. Head up seems like the obvious answer, but for the purpose of stabilising th… https://t.co/qlFJLekKhZ— Jesse Green (@Jesse Green) 1562096405.0
It turns out that The Simpsons had this company beat.
@boneysoups @Calleja The Simpsons did it first. https://t.co/tBrP2Qn6Zj— Angel Ramiel (@Angel Ramiel) 1562039773.0
@RArkangelon @boneysoups @Calleja Wow. The Simpsons does EVERYTHING first. Those writers are genius psychics or something.— Sharon (@Sharon) 1562100571.0
Safety will always come first, no matter how absurd it may look.
The babies' lives depend on it.
The book The Safe Baby: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living, available here, can help with home safety.