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Infant CPR ***JEN*** 3 kids; Wisconsin 28817 posts
Aug 12th '07
Thanks bedtimebear for this great sticky idea!

Will you know what to do if your child/infant, or even a complete stranger chokes or stops breathing? It's a good idea to be prepared, even if the situation never arises.

Here are some links that can be useful in taking CPR classes.
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3045660

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3053

If you have more links or useful information, please share so we all can be better prepared :)
Kryssi 1 child; New York 547 posts
Nov 2nd '07

Great topic, I used to be cpr certified when I worked in a daycare but that was a few years ago... thanks for reminding me to sign up with my hopsital for the Infant CPR class... not only will I be home with my son but also with my 1 year old neice.... def a great thing to know!! Good luck everyone!!

KelsEllie Ohio 318 posts
Nov 9th '07

Hey girls! I am still young, (18) and was a lifeguard for the past 3 summers! I took my CPR classes through the Red Cross and they taught us Adult, Child and Infant CPR. It's not MUCH different but different enough that you should know! Like on an infant you only use two fingers instead of two hands, and on infants and children you only do 1/30 instead of 2/30. I really suggest checking it out, everybody! =)

Andrea... 2 kids; Gold Coast, Qld, Australia 638 posts
Dec 29th '07

i did an adut first aid and CPR course
also because i didnt feel that centered enough on children i did a course that covers first aid and CPR from babies right through till 12 yrs old i found that one really really useful and its already came in handy more than a few times

tmonroe New York 432 posts
Jan 12th '08

My husband and I are taking a private class in CPR a couple of months before the baby is due. I figured having a baby in the house we need to know.

user banned 4 kids; 00000, WE, Malta 68658 posts
Jan 23rd '08

I have my healthcare provider level CPR cert. It was a good class to take. I really feel prepared on how to react and respond in different situations. Everyone should take some kind of CPR class.

goodbye BG Maine 2543 posts
Feb 2nd '08

my husband mother is a nurse and she gave us a dvd and it has a person showing how to do infent cpr. :D

Beth♥sSophie 1 child; Washington 4946 posts
Feb 6th '08

I don't know what I'd do if I wasn't an EMT and knew how to take care of my kids in those kind of emergencies...I would probably worry about them all the time! Around here (I don't know how it is in other states) you can call any local fire department, they offer first aid/cpr courses, which include infant. The first aid would really come in handy, too!

Tinal 1 child; Michigan 125 posts
Feb 28th '08

Thanks I just calle dmy husband and told him I think we should take a class!
http://www.cigarfox.com

Keith Weaver Washington 2 posts
Mar 30th '08

I am a stay at home dad (my boy is 7 months old) I am also an American Heart Association certified trainer. I am planning on providing a short online course that would teach the basics of infant and child CPR and first aid for a choking infant or child.



Please take this CPR for Parents survey http://s-zw1uz-38239.sgizmo.com
And pass this link onto other parents.

Keith Weaver Washington 2 posts
Mar 30th '08

I am a stay at home dad (my boy is 7 months old) I am also an American Heart Association certified trainer. I am planning on providing a short online course that would teach the basics of infant and child CPR and first aid for a choking infant or child.



Please take this CPR for Parents survey http://s-zw1uz-38239.sgizmo.com
And pass this link onto other parents.

AliciaS Pennsylvania 2 posts
Jun 2nd '08

I am required to take CPR for nursing school. I'm certified for it, but have to take a refresher course before the fall semester starts. It's a good thing to know how to do and I keep trying to pressure my boyfriend into taking the course with me.
My mom performed CPR on me when I was around 10 months old. You never know when something like this could come in handy and save a life.

[morgan] 1 child; Ohio 189 posts
Jun 7th '08

it really is something useful to know....Im a lifeguard and when I was 14 1/2 I had to take the CPR Adult Child and Infant course to pass...it turned up useful last summer when I pulled an 13 month old out and had to give her CPR....scary experience :D but useful to know

Urmommy08 Winter Haven, Florida 6 posts
Jun 20th '08

REDCROSS.ORG

MarinesSweetheart Due December 30 (girl); 1 child; Texas 448 posts
Jun 20th '08

Thanks for this post! I've been meaning to take infant CPR classes but just havent had the time and it's been slipping my mind. Hubby knows CPR but it'll do me no good if he's not home and God forbid something was to happen.

thanks again!

ღSandraღ 35 kids; New Jersey 2100 posts
Jun 27th '08

Im certified through the red cross! I think its very important to know once u have children! thankfully i havent had to use it on my own *knocks on wood* but at least im prepared if necessary!!