Get Ready For First Aid Before Your Baby Arrives

There are plenty of things you should be doing before your baby arrives, like taking a childbirth class, gathering must-have...
There are plenty of things you should be doing before your baby arrives, like taking a childbirth class, gathering must-have baby supplies and choosing a pediatrician. However, one of the most important things you should do is get first aid ready before your baby arrives. What does it mean to be first aid ready? You need to take an infant & child CPR and first aid class: You can learn some basic CPR and first aid steps from a decent book or even online, however, nothing beats taking a real certified class. Even if you're pregnant, it's safe to take a class. The class will practice choking scenarios on the adults in the class, but your class instructor will take special care with you if you let her know you're pregnant. These classes can literally save your baby's life if there's an emergency and your baby is bleeding or if he has stopped breathing. Additionally, if you've already taken a class, but it was a while ago, it won't hurt to take a refresher course. CPR has changed in recent years, plus research shows that people who take refresher courses are better able to handle an emergency. You need a first aid kit in your home and another in the family vehicle: Really, even adults without kids should keep a first aid kit in the home and in their car, but it's extra important if you have a baby. Your first aid kit should contain all the goods you need to treat someone who is hurt. Also make sure that you keep a first aid instruction booklet in your first aid kit that shows how to perform CPR and treat common injuries. Lastly, your first aid kit should be updated frequently. If supplies get used up or lost, replace them immediately.

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