In this issue

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

March 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.
Burns in children.

Burns are some of the most common childhood accidents.

Burns occur a a result of contact with heat, electricity or chemicals.

Heat sources such as scalds from steam, hot liquids or hot surfaces are the most common causes of burns in young children.Young children especially babies are susceptible because they are curious and they have very sensitive skin.

What should you do if your child gets a burn?
  • Remove them from the heat source
  • Smother flames if the child is on fire
  • If they are in contact with an electrical source, shut off the power or use an non-conducting item such as a wooden broom handle to push away the source
  • Remove clothing and jewelry unless it is stuck to the skin
  • If there is a chemical, flush the clothes for a couple of minutes before removing the clothes
  • Run cool not cold water over the burned area
  • Keep the area clean
  • Cover with a dry non-stick dressing
  • Seek emergency care for 2nd or 3rd degree burns or if the burn is on the face, genitals or hands or feet
  • Seek emergency care if the victim is an infant
  • Keep the child warm

Do not apply ice, butter, grease or ointments. Do not break blisters.  


Electrical burns.

Children can get an electrical burn if they bite an electrical cord or stick their fingers or an object into an outlet.

Electricity can burn the body on the inside and outside. It can cause a child to stop breathing and damage the heart causing them to become unresponsive.  

Always seek emergency help for an electrical burn since you cannot tell the extent of the injury from the outside. Be prepared to start CPR if necessary. 

A little girl receiving mouth to mouth first aid by nurse or doctor or paramedic    
Seizures in children.

Seizures may be caused by head injury, poisoning, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies and fevers.

Often the exact cause is unknown.

The most important thing to do if a seizure occurs is to protect the child from hurting himself on pieces of furniture or other objects.


Most seizures will last less than 5 minutes. Wait for the seizure to stop.  
Call 911 if it is the child's first seizure or it lasts for longer than 5 minutes.

If the child becomes unresponsive be prepared to start CPR.
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, March 10th at 7pm
(1 spot left).
Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm
Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm
Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm
Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm
Tuesday, May 19th 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

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Consumer Contact:

Lazy One toll-free at (866) 340-5278 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the Product Recall link on the bottom of the page for more information.

"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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