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Febrile seizures.

Posted by on March 19, 2019 in child cpr, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Febrile seizures.

Febrile seizures.

What are febrile seizures? They are seizures or convulsions that occur in about 2-5% of young children between 6 months and five years old that are triggered by a high fever. The risk peaks during the second year of life. It may accompany a cold, ear infection or flu. In some cases a child may not have a fever at the time of the seizure, but will develop one a few hours later. What happens? The child will lose consciousness and both arms and legs will shake uncontrollably. Most only last a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 101...

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Infant CPR done in real time.

Posted by on January 11, 2019 in Infant and child safety, Infant CPR | Comments Off on Infant CPR done in real time.

Infant CPR done in real time.

https://youtu.be/k0rRcAl4UDs

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Opening the Airway is a very important step for CPR.

Posted by on October 19, 2018 in First aid for children, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR | Comments Off on Opening the Airway is a very important step for CPR.

Opening the Airway is a very important step for CPR.

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First Aid Kits.

Posted by on September 14, 2018 in General News | Comments Off on First Aid Kits.

First Aid Kits.

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Back to school safety.

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Child safety, Family safety, General News | Comments Off on Back to school safety.

Back to school safety.

Getting to School. Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is vitally important that they – and the motorists around them – take proper safety precautions. Walkers: Walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see if cars are coming Never dart out in front of a parked car Parents: Practice walking to school with your child, crossing streets at crosswalks when available Never walk while...

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Avoid hot car deaths.

Posted by on July 17, 2018 in Family safety, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Avoid hot car deaths.

Avoid hot car deaths.

The greatest percentage of deaths from leaving a child in a hot car are unintentional. The parents are not “bad” parents. It is a result of forgetfulness in most cases. A parent just forgets about the child in the back of the car. Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic deaths among children. The inside of a car heats up quickly with 80% of the increase in temperature happening in the first 10 minutes. A childs’ thermoregulatory system is not the same as an adult. If a childs’ temperature rises to 107,...

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It’s Tick Time.

Posted by on June 21, 2018 in Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on It’s Tick Time.

It’s Tick Time.

Ticks look like a small dark dot on the skin. They must be attached for more than 24 hours to transmit Lyme bacteria. What do you do if your child gets bitten by one of these annoying pests? Remove it immediately. Use pointed tweezers. Grasp the tick tightly and pull straight up until it lets go. Put it in a ziplock bag. Take a photo of it. Call the doctor. Prevention: Perform daily rigorous checks. Cover up with long sleeved shirts and tuck pants into socks when in wooded areas. Spray clothes with Permethrin. Use insect repellent. Check pets...

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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in child cpr, Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, General News, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR, Water safety | Comments Off on Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017*, at least 163 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a Pool Safely campaign partner. Of the 163 reports, 112 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were children younger than age five. During the same timeframe in 2016, 205 children younger than age 15 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports. Of the 205 reports, 140 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were...

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Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Family safety, Infant choking, Infant CPR, SIDS, Video | Comments Off on Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

This award winning video educates and empowers parents, family members and all caretakers of infants, Registered nurse, midwife, Certified CPR instructor and owner of Baby Zone & Beyond LLC, Geraldine Hickey, gives parents the tools and confidence to assist any infant (newborn-12 months) in time of danger. The instructional video takes viewers step by step on how to perform infant CPR, how to save a choking infant and reviews SIDS precaution.. The video won the National Parenting seal of approval and was featured on PIX 11 news. For a...

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Posted by on March 24, 2018 in General News, Infant and child safety, SIDS | Comments Off on SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Oct. 24 2016 5:37 PM https://youtu.be/3c6OA7d5UUM The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its recommendations on how to create safe sleeping conditions for infants, and not only are they easy to follow, they could also save new parents money and time. While much of the advice is consistent with the AAP’s previous set of recommendations, released in 2011, the latest includes new thinking on the ideal sleep environment for infants. Currently, around 3,500 babies die in America each year of SIDS and sleep-related accidents,...

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