Andrew and I hosted a Children CPR & First Aid Course at our house yesterday. It was something that we've always wanted to learn and the fact that we now have 2 kids, gave us that kick in the butt to finally follow through with it. Yes we watch our kids at all times, yes we do our best to prevent accidents, however there's always a what if and we wanted to know how we can help in those what if cases. Because people, it takes only a mere second for your kid to fall in a pool, choke on an object, etc.
So we hosted a party of 8 people where the instructor came to our house and spoke to us on how to recognize, prevent, and treat injuries. Injuries such as choking, losing consciousness, burns, bleeding, head injuries, neck injuries, poisoning, allergies, etc. He came with his dolls in which we were able to practice CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, etc.
There were so many things that I did not know and glad I learned.
I strongly recommend that everyone take a course like this because you honestly never know. It does not hurt to have this knowledge.
For my readers living in Montreal and surrounding areas, here is the contact info:
Protect Enfant Inc.
6900 Decarie, Suite 208
If you check out their website, you'll see that they also provide a service where they come to your house to conduct a room-by-room assessment of child hazards. And they are able to childproof your home.
Be smart and learn how to save a life!
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