Ok enough of the gushy sentiment we all know the overwhelming and wonderfully warm feeling you get when you become a Mum, where is this going you ask? Well I go back to what I said about being prepared for anything and making certain Amelie makes it through each day safe and sound. I wanted to research a little more "What to do ifs" eg: What to do if Amelie starts chocking on a grape? or What to do if Amelie burns herself? Ok so hopefully none of this would ever happen to anyone but I have heard some horror stories about mothers who just froze and didn't know what to do or worse did something that made a situation worse than it had to be because of something simple like not knowing to run a burn under cold water. I have done a bit of research and thought I would share some of my "What to do ifs" with you and would love to hear any feed back or advice you have that might be useful to me or other mothers out there.
Over the next month I will post the following:
What to do if... Your baby is chocking
What to do if... Your baby is burnt or scalded
What to do if... Your baby stops breathing
What to do if... Your baby swallows poison
What to do if... Your baby has convulsions
To begin with I want to share my biggest tip... STAY CALM & BE PREPARED
Safety Tip #1 - What to do if... anything at all happens to my baby!
My biggest tip is to stay calm, without calm all the first aid training in the world is no good to you at all and we all know how in tune our babies are with our emotions they can sense our panic and it will only add to the problem. An injury, accident or household emergency can be extremely frightening not only for the child but for the parent too. Count to ten, tell yourself you are in control and act logically to solve the problem as quickly as you possibly can.
Be Prepared, go over different possible scenarios in your head, so you are confident if ever faced with an emergency. You could write down action plans for different emergencies, that is how this blog came about..., always have quick access to emergency numbers, have a well stocked first aid kit and you might even think about taking a first aid course.
I hope that you find my safety blogs helpful but please remember that none of the information I have supplied should be substituted for professional advice, I am just a Mum not a Doctor.
Here's to staying calm,
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