It’s incredibly important to know CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if little Sally has a choking incident or a near drowning event.
Actually, I encourage you to take a first aid class along with a CPR class if it’s offered.
There’s a reason we have pediatricians. Caring for babies and children is very different from the treatments for teens, adults and elderly.
CPR techniques for teens could cause serious damage to a baby.
In emergency rooms, I’ve seen packages of life-saving tools marked “for pediatric use only”.
Kids are small and so is the equipment used to treat them. Medications used for adults could cause lasting damage to a baby or toddler.
It’s not just a matter of making things smaller, it’s knowing exactly what to do. Professionals can give you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
Be prepared. You can’t live with the consequences.
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