Could You Save Your Baby if They Drowned
I know, that was hard to read. But here's the thing:
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4 -- and the second-leading cause of death in children 14 and under. Young kids are especially at risk because they're curious, fast, and attracted to water but are not yet able to understand how dangerous it is. I know, because as a kid you couldn't tell my anything! Sheesh! I'm still curious as a cat.
But even worst, drowning can happen in as little as 20 seconds, even in water that is only inches deep. Most infant drowning or near-drowning cases happen in backyard pools, bath tubs and inflatable pools. Natural bodies of water, toilets and drainage sites are all places where drowning can occur.
It takes about four to six minutes for the cells of the brain and other organs to start dying, and often this process is not reversible. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) uses chest compressions to mimic the heart beat and mouth-to-mouth to mimic breathing. CPR is really a skill every parent should have. It can literally be the difference between life and death.
I want you all to learn this skill, and I implore each of you to sign up for a class even if it's not with me. But if you are in Miami, I would like to invite you to our first class being held July 25 at Babies 'R Us. There is only space for 6 more people, and we're offering a first class introductory price. The price will be higher for all subsequent classes.
If you've already taken a CPR class I'd like to hear from you!!! Leave a comment below and say, Yes I CAN!
And if you're answer to this question is no, please sign up for class here.