HELP! My child is choking! #YMCCommunity

Have you ever been feeding your little one and all of a sudden, they begin to choke on their food?

Choking Child

Photo credit: What To Expect

Would you know what to do if this were to happen?

Did you know that Infant/ Child CPR is different than Adult CPR?

It would very beneficial for every parent and child care provider, including grandparents and babysitters, to know how to perform Infant/ Child CPR. Choking is ranked as a leading cause of unintentional death in children.

There are several options throughout the Lower Mainland for Infant/ Child CPR courses:

Safe + Sound First Aid Training

Link 2 Life

Vancouver First Aid

There are also some helpful how-to’s and videos that you can find online.

Baby Center has a step-by-step instruction on their website.

Here is a video from The Doctors TV show.

 

Are you prepared? {Giveaway} #Beesafe

With the deep freeze going on east of us, I can’t help but think, “Is my family prepared if this happened here at home?”

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If we were suddenly with out power, how long are we really prepared for if the power is out for more than a few hours?

Do we have enough food and water? Will we be able to stay warm?

My husband and I could manage, but now we have a 4 yo and a 1 yo to look after, so having enough food, water and warm clothes is essential.

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Did you know that you should be prepared for 72 hours? It could take this long for emergency responders to get to you. Follow this link for more information about being prepared.

I am planning on putting together a “tote” chock full of the essentials that we would require to survive for a week in the event of a serious catastrophe.

I’ve poked around the internet and there are kits that you can purchase from companies like: Beesafe Solutions, 72 Hours, Costco, or you could build your own with this list provided by the Canadian Red Cross.

Beesafe Solutions has generously provided an Emergency Kit to give away to one lucky reader. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below. The giveaway will run January 1st – 7th, 2014.

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