Dec 15, 2015 12:30:47 PM
Dec 11, 2015 10:18:48 AM
Choking Prevention – What You Need to Know
Contributed by Pamela Brawer, R.N., CCE, certified American Heart Instructor and Certified Childbirth Instructor, and founder of Save-A-Tot.
Last week’s post from Pamela focusing on Infant/Child CPR was so well received that we asked her to do a follow up specifically about choking.
The threat of choking is something that worries almost all parents. Understandably - choking is a very common cause of unintentional injury or death in children under age one, and the danger remains significant until the age of five. You must be particularly watchful when children around the age of one are sampling new foods that must be chewed with a grinding motion. Children don't master that kind of chewing until age four. And remember, all children learn at different rates. Take your time. Make it a fun experience.
The danger signs of choking are:Read More
Dec 8, 2015 9:53:12 AM
Dec 4, 2015 9:31:52 AM
Infant/Child CPR – What You Need to Know
Contributed by Pamela Brawer, R.N., CCE, certified American Heart Instructor, Certified Childbirth Instructor, and founder of Save-A-Tot.
Anyone caring for a baby or child should take a class in Infant/Child CPR. That includes you, your husband, and any caregivers like grandparents or nannies. The stark truth is that unintentional choking and accidents are the leading causes of all injuries and deaths from birth to 5 years old. Then comes drowning and illness. It’s all about prevention but we are not machines and we are not perfect. That is why they are called accidents. But if something does happen, you and whoever is caring for your child should know what to do. I always say…. Can you answer this question? “IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY BABY WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO”Read More
Dec 1, 2015 9:48:45 AM
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Nov 20, 2015 9:51:21 AM
Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving with Baby
Contributed by Olivia Leon, Yummy Mummy Marketing Director and Party Planning Enthusiast.
My husband and I have always loved to entertain friends and family. Before we had our baby we would throw dinner parties and brunches on the weekends. We always volunteered to host family occasions and holiday parties. We thought we wouldn’t have the time or energy to keep doing this after our son was born, but that wasn’t the case at all. We just had to change our approach a bit and let some of the details go. Here are seven helpful hints to survive hosting Thanksgiving dinner with a little one.Read More
Nov 17, 2015 12:24:53 PM
Nov 13, 2015 10:24:48 AM
My Baby Is Breech, What To Do?
Contributed by Renee Sullivan, Founder of The Moms Groups, childbirth educator, doula, certified Parent Coach and leading parenting facilitator hosting engaging conversations in twenty locations every week.
You just came back from your prenatal visit, and the doctor mentioned that your baby is breech.
What does this mean for your labor? Should you be concerned?Read More