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

January 2015
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.    

Have a great and safe month.     

Geraldine Hickey, RN
CPR Instructor.
Winner of 2014 Women of Excellence for Medicine/Health Union County, NJ 
Owner, Baby Zone & Beyond, LLC
I would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you think can benefit from the information or may be a candidate for a class.

Happy safe and healthy New Year!


 To all my newsletter readers, facebook and twitter friends and everyone else thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping make 2014 a great year. 


 My very special wish to you and all your families is to enjoy the coming year, stay safe, live it with passion, fulfill your dreams and make a difference.


My child is choking, what do I do?

What's the first thing everyone wants to do besides panic when someone is choking? Slap them on the back. Resist the urge to do that. It can do more harm than good. 
Keep in mind when a person is choking and they are coughing, they are breathing. 
Coughing is the way we clear our airways. When we cough we force air from the lungs thus removing any obstructions.

When a child is choking and they are coughing, leave them alone. This is considered
mild choking. But, stand by and be ready to help them if the choking becomes severe.

How do you know it's severe? The child stops coughing, they are turning bright red in the face, having difficulty breathing, making hardly any sound and starting to turn blue in the lips.
Now is the time to do something.
  • Stay calm
  • If someone else is around have them call 911
  • If you are alone, stand or kneel behind the child

  • Put the thumb side of your fist against the child's abdomen just above the belly button
  • Place your other hand over your fist
  • Press into the abdomen with quick inward and upward thrusts
  • Continue doing this until the object is expelled or the child stops responding
  • If the child becomes unresponsive be prepared to start CPR
 Frostnip, frostbite, hypothermia, seconds count..

It's that time of the year when your children want to play outside in the snow. But, be careful a young child doesn't know when it's too cold and potentially harmful.

Children are at a higher risk of experiencing frostbite and frostnip than adults because they experience heat loss from their skin more rapidly.

The three conditions you have to think about if your child gets very cold are frostnip, frostbite and hypothermia. 
What are they and what should you do?

Frostnip is a mild form of frostbite. It affects areas such as the earlobe, cheeks, nose, fingers and toes. The skin is very cold but, there is no freezing of the tissue. Wet clothes draw heat away from the body.
  • Get the child into a warm area
  • Remove the wet clothes
  • Gently dry and re-warm the affected area
  • Give warm liquids to drink
Frostbite is more serious than frostnip. In this condition the flesh has been frozen. The area may appear white, waxy and feel cold to the touch,
  • Get the child inside quickly
  • Remove wet clothing
  • Re-warm the area slowly and gently
  • Do not rub or massage the area
  • Do not re-warm if there is a chance of re-freezing
  • Try not to use or walk on the affected limbs
  • Seek medical help

Hypothermia is a life-threatening emergency. There are two types, mild and severe. Children with mild hypothermia may be shivering. Children with severe hypothermia are lethargic.

  • Call 911
  • Get the child in to a warm environment
  • Remove wet clothes
  • give warm liquids if conscious
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.

To schedule call or   

Infant and Child CPR & Basic First Aid for
Chatham schedule. 

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

Classes are for parents and all caregivers of 
infants and children 

Tuesday January 20th at 7pm
Space still available.
Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm
Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm
Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm 
  To see class descriptions 
or to schedule  
Be Prepared!
By Geraldine Hickey, RN
17 minute
Infant CPR & Choking
 video in English & Spanish.
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"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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