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"There is nothing more important than the safety of your child"

February 2014
In This Issue
February is heart month. 
Baby Zone & Beyond LLC is dedicated to providing information for emergency care until trained medical help arrives.  
In that spirit, it is our mission to bring you newsletter topics that are relevant to child & family safety and wellness. 

Remember to keep your CPR and First Aid training up to date. Don't wait for a tragedy or near-tragic event to take these all important life-saving classes.    



See our February special offer below.

Have a great and safe month. 

Geraldine Hickey, RN
Owner, Baby Zone & Beyond, LLC

February is heart month and a great time to take or renew
your CPR if it's been more than a year.

  • No family can rely on 911 alone. When someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, they typically can only survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen can result in brain damage.
  • At least one child dies from choking on food every five days in the U.S., and more than 10,000 children are taken to a hospital emergency room each year for food-choking injuries.
  • More than 90% of deaths from foreign object occurs in children younger than 5 years old; 65% of them are infants! (AHA)
  • For every choking-related death, there are more than 100 visits to U.S. emergency departments. In 2001, an estimated 17,537 children 14 years or younger were treated in U.S. emergency departments for choking episodes. (CDC)
  • Anyone can learn CPR


  • 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
  • The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.    

Hands only CPR

A question I am often asked is, "Do I have to do the breathing on a stranger"?

The answer is no for a teen or adult. But, yes for an infant or child. An attempt should be made to give breaths to infants and children.

How to Give Hands-Only CPR.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.


Safety tips for choking prevention for kids:

Don't give kids younger than 4 years old any hard, smooth foods that can partially or completely block the windpipe, such as:
  • nuts of any type
  • sunflower seeds
  • watermelon with seeds
  • cherries with pits 
  • raw carrots, peas, and celery
  • popcorn
  • hard candy
  • raw apples and pears

Thank you so much for a wonderful class. All of us were amazed at the new CPR standards. Your class was wonderful and extremely helpful for us. You made us feel comfortable and gave us enough time to digest everything and ask questions as you went along.

- Irm
In-home "Party"

This is our most popular class. The CPR or First Aid class is conducted in the comfort of your home with your 
 family & friends.

Host receives a free DVD Saving Baby's Life...When Every Second Counts

To schedule call or   
Infant/Child CPR  
schedule Chatham

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Call to schedule a class at your preschool, daycare or mom's group.

Special pricing for school
& daycare staff

Life-saving Infant & Child CPR & Choking classes for parents and caregivers in
Chatham NJ

  Thursday, Feb 27th at 7pm
(Spaces still available).
Tuesday, March 11th at 7pm
Thursday, March 27th at 7pm
Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm

  To see class descriptions 
or to schedule  
Be Prepared!
By Geraldine Hickey, RN
17 minute
Infant CPR & Choking
 video in English & Spanish.
Winner of National
Parenting Center Seal of approval.
Featured on Fox news
WPIX & NJ Star Ledger

Purchase on Amazon

Make sure the products you're purchasing for your children are safe.

check out recalls

February 2014 Recall

Name of product:

Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers



The pacifiers fail to  

meet federal safety standards. The beard on the Artiste and the knob on the Volume pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the ventilation holes on the Volume and Panic pacifier guards are too small.


Lion Force Recalls Boys' Puffer Coats Due to Strangulation Hazard;   

Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory 

"Remember to review your Infant & Child CPR & Choking techniques on a regular basis".

Have a safe & fun month.


Geraldine Hickey, RN
CPR instructor
PO Box 25
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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Attend a CPR class in February
and get our award winning video Saving Baby's Life...When Every Second Counts for just $5. (Retails at $19.99)

The host of an in-home CPR party receives a free DVD.