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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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What you need to know in an emergency.

Posted by on March 6, 2018 in Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Toddler safety | Comments Off on What you need to know in an emergency.

What you need to know in an emergency.

When there is an emergency it is important to have information at your fingertips. You may not remember it all in an emergency. It takes just a short amount of time to compile an information sheet either on the computer or in a book designated to your child. This can save critical minutes and help medical personnel to make quicker decisions. What should be on it? Your address. If a babysitter or family member is caring for your child they may not know your address if they call 911. This is especially important since most calls are now made...

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Head and neck injuries in children.

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in child cpr, Child safety, First Aid, General News, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Head and neck injuries in children.

Head and neck injuries in children.

Suspect a head and or neck injury if a child Falls from a height Is not fully alert Falls from a height greater than the child’s height Falls off a bicycle without a helmet Got a direct hit to the head Involved in a motor vehicle accident Complains of neck or back pain, tingling or weakness in the arms or legs Signs of head injury: Has a seizure Vomits Does not respond or move Is sleepy Is confused Has trouble walking Inconsolable Has trouble seeing Actions to take: Make sure the scene is safe Phone or have someone else call 911 and get...

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Choking maneuver for infants done in real time video.

Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Infant and child safety, Infant choking, Video | Comments Off on Choking maneuver for infants done in real time video.

Choking maneuver for infants done in real time video.

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Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in child cpr, Child safety, First Aid, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR | Comments Off on Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

There’s a some confusion about whether you give breaths during CPR anymore. I get asked this question a lot in my classes. I am going to clear up the confusion. It is important to attempt to give breaths during CPR but not as crucial for adults as it is for infants and children. When adults become unresponsive it is usually a result of cardiac arrest. The oxygen content of the blood is typically adequate to meet oxygen demands of the body for the first few minutes after arrest. So by doing immediate effective chest compressions oxygen...

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What is a CPR party and how does it work?

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in allergies, child cpr, Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR, Toddler safety | Comments Off on What is a CPR party and how does it work?

What is a CPR party and how does it work?

It is a gathering in your home of your friends, family, babysitters, nannies and anyone else caring for your infants and children. Most people have never taken a CPR class because they simply never got around to it. It takes planning and the classes can be hours long and offered at inconvenient times. And besides, they focus mostly on adults. While it is very important to know what to do if your adult loved one collapses it is much scarier when your baby or young child stops breathing or is unresponsive. Baby Zone & Beyond LLC has been...

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Febrile seizures.

Posted by on December 7, 2017 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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