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I was so blessed when my daughter was growing up. There weren’t too many scary moments when I really needed to know first aid. We did have our share of stitches, ear aches, bronchitis, swallowed pennies, and even a broken finger from volleyball and a couple stubbed toes (that were probably broken) but nothing serious. For a while we lived in the country about 20 minutes away from the hospital but God was so very good to us and watched over my precious little girl.
But even through God keeps us in His care – I think it is very wise that every family know some basic first aid.
I know that keeping your children safe is your top priority. Parents want to protect their children from all potential dangers and will take steps to make their home as safe an environment as possible. Unfortunately, despite one’s best efforts, accidents may still happen. The National Safety Council cites injuries as the leading cause of childhood death. Of the accidents that cause these injuries, half occur in the home. When they do, parents will need to be prepared to take the necessary action. Understanding basic first aid and how to apply it according to the injury and age of the child is critical and can save the life of their child.
One of the first way to prevent an accident from happening is to put some basic safeguards in place inside your home. Electric outlets should be covered. Kids are curious and will stick anything in an outlet just because. Poisons, chemicals and other toxic items should be stored in a locked cabinet. Medicine should be kept where children can’t reach them – not in a purse or cabinet. There are great kits that provide all kinds of protection with latches, outlet plugs, etc. at a very reasonable cost – Dreambaby No Tools No Screws Safety Kit – 35 Pieces In the effort to prevent fires and burns, matches and lighters should also be kept away from little curious hands. A working carbon dioxide and fire monitor need to be in place. A list of emergency phone numbers (Poison Control Center, Doctors office, fire and ambulance #’s) should be kept where they can be easily accessed.
A first aid kit is a necessary thing to have on hand – this one is well stocked and comes in a study bag that can be picked up and placed in the car while traveling –Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit (205-Piece), Red Better yet, order two – one for the car and one for the house. And how about making this a shower gift for the mom to be !!!!
There’s nothing scarier than seeing your child severely sick or injured. Here are some basic topics that you need to know to keep your precious little ones safe.