What To Do If Your Child Smashes Their Finger In a Door

You may know the familiar sounds already. Your kids are scrambling over each other into the back of the van, yelling, the sliding door is pushed shut and then . . . a blood-curdling scream is let out as your youngest realizes the door has shut on their hand. Almost every mom has had this experience before (or likely will), and while it’s certainly not life-threatening for your child, the mere idea of their pain and suffering can send a jolt through your heart. Typically this type of injury does … [Read more...]

Four Essential First Aid Tips for Parents

As a parent, what you want more than anything else is to keep your children safe and healthy. But, do you actually know the skills you need to make that goal a reality? Many parents are not as confident as they could be when it comes to treating injuries and responding to emergencies. If you’re in this same boat, keep reading. Explained below are four of the most important first aid skills that every parent should have mastered. 1. CPR It’s hard to think of your child not being able to … [Read more...]

Summer First Aid Kit Checklist

So your family’s summer plans are all coming together - vacation, camps, family reunions. Is your first aid kit stocked accordingly? A handful of ailments and injuries are fairly common in the summer and your go-to first aid kit might not be prepared to handle them. They include: Sunburns Ticks Chiggers Infected bug bites Poison ivy/poison oak Splinters Car sickness/sea sickness Other injuries that accompany summer fun like broken bones, … [Read more...]