Part 2 in Our Video Series is Here!

I hope everyone had a chance to check out Part 1 in our Educating Your Kids About Safety video series. We’re excited to announce that Part 2: Teaching Kids Basic Rescue Skills is now available! We teach lots of parents how to keep their kids safe, so we wanted to create a tool for parents to help teach their kids emergency preparedness. If you like this video, please “Like It” on YouTube and share it with other parents who would find this information valuable. Enjoy!
Additionally, here is our 1-page Quick Reference Guide for March 2012, which is an Emergency Contact Sheet. Keep all of your child’s important emergency information in one place for yourself, your children and their caregivers.
Be calm, be confident & think common sense!

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. Visit our website to see our calendar or contact us directly about a training session in-home, in-office or in-studio. See you soon!

Have you checked out our FREE eBook for parents yet? Click here to get it!

5 Incredible Bandages For Every Ouchie

There’s no denying that something fun, colourful or goofy is part of the perfect remedy when someone has a cut, boo boo or ouchie. Here are 5 examples of bandages that will help pick anyone up after they’ve fallen down.

1. Tattoos: Getting inked (without all the scary needles) never looked so good.

2. Explanations: If you don’t want to explain that you left your shoes in the hall and collided with the floor, look no further! Now there’s no need to explain…

3. Bacon Strips: Tasty meat-shaped bandages are fun and funky. But we all want to know… are they scratch and sniff?

4. Pirates: “Arrrrrrrrrrr” is Pirate for “Man, that hurt!”.

5. Creative DIY: Plain old bandages + scraps of fabric + glue dots = bandage couture!

Happy hunting!

Be calm, be confident & think common sense!

 

 

 

p.s. During my hunt for awesome bandages I came across these bad boys! I want a pair!

   

There’s no better time than right now to update your first aid & CPR skills. Contact us to have a session in-home, in-office or in-studio.

Hey Super Moms & Dads! Have you checked out our BRAND NEW video about how to teach your kids about safety? This is a must watch video for every parent and it’s available now on our YouTube channel!

Parent Interview Series: Yolanda Amelink

Our Parent Interview Series enables parents in our community to share their experiences with one another so we can all feel more confident caring for our little ones!

Today’s post is from Yolanda Amelink who is the Editor of Newmarketbaby.ca. Head over to the website to find community links, as well as information about health, wellness, parent education, childcare resources and much more. Enjoy Yolanda’s parenting wisdom!

How old are your children?

My daughter just turned nine and my son is six.

What do they get into most?

Well the things they get into are certainly different now that they are older. What we grapple with now is how much independence to give our daughter in particular. Is she old enough to start using the microwave? A sharp knife? Should she be allowed to swim in the deep end of the pool without us by her side?

What’s been your biggest first aid scare?

I was nine months pregnant with our son and our daughter was two. It’s was Valentine’s Day and someone had given her a heart shaped gummy candy. I gave it to her to eat without thinking. She didn’t chew well and while the pointed end of the heart was no problem as she started to swallow, the wide top end got stuck and she started to choke. I was a little slower than usual but I did know how to react thanks to the infant and child C.P.R. course my husband had insisted we take when she was small.

When did you start introducing solids into your child’s diet? How do you prevent a choking emergency?

It’s hard to remember now but I think the kids were about six months. I made sure to cut everything very small but as you can tell from the answer to the previous question, choking does happen and then the only prevention is knowledge. I knew what to do.

Do you have any tips and tricks for keeping your home safe? 

Naturally we did all the standard baby-proofing tips when the kids were small. We keep emergency phone numbers handy, fire extinguishers and first-aid kits as well. But our best prevention was taking the infant and child C.P.R. course. We also make sure the kids learn age-appropriate safety tips and techniques and a CPR course is definitely in their future as well.

What kind of questions do you wish you had been able to ask other parents about your child’s safety? 
I would love to ask parents who are a little further down the road than we are how they teach their kids to be safe and try new things without making them paranoid about all the potential dangers?

What’s your best piece of advice for brand new parents?

If you’re equipped and have the necessary knowledge to act in an emergency then stay alert but enjoy your kids while they are small. The time goes quickly and you don’t want to look back on that time as one that was simply filled with worry.

Additional comments? 

You’ll never regret equipping yourself with the right skills and knowledge.

 

Be calm, be confident & think common sense!

 

 

 

Check out our BRAND NEW Video: Educating Your Kids About Safety (Without Scaring the Pants Off Them!)

If you or someone you know would like to be featured in our Parent Interview Series, please contact us: info@onsitefirstaid.ca

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A Brand New Video For You!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

At ON-SITE First Aid, we are busting-at-the-seams excited to share with you something HOT off the press! It’s new and fresh and YOU are the first ones to see it!

Drum roll please… our YouTube channel has arrived!

And with the channel comes our first video that every parent should watch about how to teach your kids safety basics, including calling 911, fire safety and water safety.

ON-SITE's YouTube Channel!

We teach lots of parents how to keep their kids safe, so we wanted to create a tool for parents to help teach their kids emergency preparedness. This video is part 1 of the series and the second video (Teaching Kids Basic Rescue Skills) will be available on March 1st, 2012. If you like this video, please “Like It” on YouTube and share it with other parents who would find this information valuable.

Be calm, be confident & think common sense!

 

 

 

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. Visit our website to see our calendar or contact us directly about a session for your organization.

Have you checked out our FREE eBook for parents yet? Click here to get it!