Moms & Dads, Would You Know How To Save Your Child’s Life?

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 9:43pm by Kelley

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Did you know that accidental deaths, such as drowning or choking are the NUMBER 1 cause of deaths in children each year!? Would you know how to save your child’s life if he or she was choking? It’s easy to say “of course!” But, in that moment, there really is only one way you can help save a life; and that’s knowing basic life support.

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In a situation where your child is is going into cardiac arrest, knowing CPR can increase their chances of survival by three times.. THREE TIMES! Can you imagine just by taking the courses to familiarize yourself and teach yourself what to do is literally a matter of life and death.

ACLS Medical Training Basic Life SupportAs a mom, these facts terrify me. It’s so important not only we, as parents know how to perform CPR, but our babysitters, teachers, coaches, and friends do as well.  I’ve taken CPR Certification courses before, and you don’t do what you would naturally think you would do when performing life support. The knowledge you gain from taking a CPR certification course will stay with you for the rest of your life.. and you never know when it will be needed. You may have the opportunity to help save your child’s life, or someone else’s just by taking a short course on what to do.
This is why I’ve partnered up with Because, I truly believe not only just parents, but everyone should know how to properly perform life support. All it takes is one innocent bystander to save a life in a scary situation and I would hope that if I wasn’t able to help my own child, someone else could before it was too late.

They’ve released this infographic that shows you the basic steps of what you need to do. Read it. Print it out. Share it. These are things you will want to know.. you never know when you might need these skills.Then head over to and check out their great online certification program. It’s super easy and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Tell your friends, tell other parents you now. Encourage them all to do it. Make it a requirement of your babysitter, pay for the course. The ease of mind in knowing that they could make a difference if necessary is completely worth it.

Thanks to ACLS Medical Training, I have some BLS Training Courses to giveaway to my readers! This could be life changing for you and your family and are basic facts and tips learned in the certification course that every parent should know.

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23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. kristinethefoleyfamblog June 26, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Such great info and SO important! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest June 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I think it’s so important for parents to learn how to perform CPR & the Heimlich on their children. Great post!!

  3. kendall June 27, 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Wow, this is great! Definitely something every parent / sitter/ anyone should know!

  4. michelle yozzo June 27, 2014 at 12:27 am - Reply

    UGH the whole 66 young athletes have cardic arrest freaks me out ! My 5 yr old son plays all kinds of sports , I couldn’t imagine if it happened to him !

  5. Claire @ A Little Claireification June 27, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    This is such fantastic and important info!! Thanks for the giveaway too because I would love to get certified. On the infographic, I had NO idea how many chest compressions were needed. So good to know!

  6. Deb June 27, 2014 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Great info. We missed our CPR class when we were pregnant because I went inot labor early. I was scared to death that something would happen when Rosie was a baby.

  7. Kendra June 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Such great information! I will definitely be signing up for CPR class when I get pregnant.

  8. Morgan - Modern Mommyhood June 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    The deaths of 66 young athletes a year! Who knows where I might be where I could possibly be able to help someone so there’s no excuse not to know cpr!

  9. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) June 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    This is also why it’s so important to make sure your babysitter knows CPR!

  10. Ange June 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Amazing info, thanks for sharing!

  11. Karly June 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Knowing CPR is so important, and I’m proud to say I’ve maintained certification since I was 15 years old! So much has changed since then!

  12. Jennifer Bullock {MommyBKnowsBest} July 16, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I think the most shocking statistic is how many child athletes die each year, that makes me wonder the cause. I always worry about this though especially having little kids.

    • Kelley July 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Isn’t it scary!? I wonder if it’s just not being healthy and aware of the circumstances that can have on our health? It’s definitely terrifying.. especially as a parent with little ones to think about!

  13. Sarah July 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    66 kids dying of cardiac arrest while playing sports scares the poo out of me. My middle kiddo, Nate, had a seizure after playing soccer once. TOTALLY freaked me out. He has been diagnosed with epilepsy now. At that point, we had no clue. FUN TIMES! lol

  14. Amber July 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Wow, seeing that children under 13 go into cardiac arrest because of undiagnosed heart defects scares me. You would think that would be figured otu way before 13!

    • Kelley July 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      Isn’t it so scary!? We just never think of these things. This infographic serves as a reminder of how important knowing what to do in a scary situation truly is!

  15. Jennifer Hutcheson (@Mami2Mommy) July 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    It is really scary thinking that this could happen and not being prepared when I have the tools available to me. Thanks for making me think a little today & something I will pass along to others for sure.

    • Kelley July 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Isn’t it a wake up call!? I feel like everyone who spends any time with my kids should know it. Really, even non-parents, because think about how you can save a life knowing these procedures and what to do.. it could happen anywhere!

  16. Carissa July 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Do you know if these people are local? I would LOVE to get my cub scout troop lined up for a CPR class!!!

  17. Whitney July 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Such great information! We don’t want to think about something happening to our children, so we ignore it, instead of being proactive. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Belle October 29, 2014 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Hi! I’ve been reading your web site for a long time now
    and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas!
    Just wanted to mention keep up the excellent job!

    • Kelley October 29, 2014 at 8:13 am - Reply

      Hi Belle! Thanks for your sweet note, and for reading! Love hearing from my readers and thank you for the compliment!

  19. Syd September 28, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Such important information! Thanks for sharing.

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