Tips on SafetyTIPS ON SAFETY
Parents always hope their children will somehow be accident-free their whole lives long.
Never possible, of course. But there are ways to keep accidents to a minimum in those early years--and ways to take care of emergencies in a hurry when they do occur. Take a few moments to read through this section. Under 'Prevention,' beginning on page 390, you'll find hundreds of tips about how to accident-proof your home to avoid common childhood injuries, plus a few tips on things you should have on hand, just in case emergencies do happen.
Under 'First Aid,' beginning on page 408, you'll find step-by-step first-aid procedures.
We suggest that you review this information when the house is quiet and the kids are asleep, because real-life emergencies can occur without warning, and you may not have time to look up what to do. Be prepared, so you know what to do...just in case.
As you read through this section, you'll notice that true emergencies need medical attention--fast. While we do suggest some first-aid procedures, skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), artificial respiration and the Heimlich maneuver can't be learned from a book alone. The best way to master these techniques is to take a course through the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross or your local hospital. The skills you learn may one day help save your child from harm.
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