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

April 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. If it's more than 2 years since you took a CPR/First Aid class it's time to take one again.    

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.

Treadmills and kids don't mix


This is a picture of my friend and co-workers' 5-year old son's injury from a moving treadmill. Luckily his very quick thinking sister pulled the emergency stop button and tore away his shirt preventing a much worse injury...


Other potential treadmill injuries include head injuries, broken bones, trauma and death.

The moving belt of a treadmill can cause friction injuries or entrap small fingers, hair, and clothing if children get near the moving belt.

The scrapes from the treadmill belt can be severe enough to require skin grafts or plastic surgery. Motorized treadmills pose special dangers because the treadmill belt will continue to move until the user hits the stop button or the safety clip disengages. These extra seconds while a finger is trapped can mean a greater injury.

Injury prevention
  • Adults should arrange their exercise times when young children are not present
  • Keep children away from treadmill until they are tall enough and mature enough to operate it safely
  • Fold it up when not in use but be aware that it is not posing a tip-over hazard
  • Lock it away or unplug it when not in use
  • Cords should be put in a safe place so they don't present a strangling hazard

Children who use a treadmill with or without supervision may stumble, fall, and get propelled off the back or side of the treadmill.

When a child appears to be mature enough to use exercise equipment safely, give them a thorough walk-through of all of the operating commands and safety features.

How do you prepare for a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning in your home?

There are some horrendous reports of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in the news. 
Seven children died in a home fire in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. A family of 7 children and their father died recently in a home from carbon monoxide poisoning in Md.

While we cannot prevent every accident there are 2 very important steps you can take to reduce the risk of dying in a house fire.   
They are checking or installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and practicing fire drills at home. 

Test Your Smoke Alarms
  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home inside bedrooms and sleeping areas.
  • Check your smoke alarms once a month, if they're not working, change the batteries or replace them.
Practice Fire Drills at Home
Fire experts agree that you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out.

Tips for creating and practicing your escape plan.
  • Everyone in your household should know 2 ways to escape from each room in your home
  • Decide where to meet once you get outside
  • Time your fire drills, and find out what's your escape time. It should not take more than 2 minutes to get outside
  • Smoke is dangerous. Practice low crawling
  • Teach every family member what to do if their clothes catch fire: Stop, Drop and Roll
  • If a fire starts in your home, call your fire department's phone number or 911 after you get out to safety
Make sure the products you're purchasing for your children are safe.
Recall Summary Name of product:

Trailz Strollers


The stroller handle can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the infant.

Consumer Contact:

Stokke LLC toll-free at (877) 978-6553 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at  

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 family & friends.

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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, April 21st at 7pm
(Spaces available).
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Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm
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Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm
Tuesday July 21st at 7pm 
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By Geraldine Hickey, RN
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Infant CPR & Choking
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Have a safe & fun month.


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

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