This post is sponsored by FOX and SheKnows Media.
As a mother, there are a million books and blogs gushing information on how to properly care for your baby. But there are a few must-know facts and preventions that can literally save a life! CPR, safe sleeping positions and choking or airway disruption can be seen as scary, but knowing how to take action can make it less intimidating and keep you prepared. September is National Preparedness Month, so it only makes sense that the 2-Night Premiere Event of 9-1-1 on FOX falls on September 23rd & 24th at 9/8c while The Resident premieres on September 24th at 8/7c only. These lifesaving shows teamed up with Richard Pass of Save a Little Life to keep new and experienced mommies informed on how to handle scary situations with their children. Moms to the Rescue!
According to Pass, CPR is “an oxygen bridge for life.” It can be the first action in saving someone.
Some basics to remember:
-30 pumps to the chest with two fingers between the nipples of an infant. Pump to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees (100-120 pumps/min)
-2 Rescue breaths in between pumps
Another point Pass touched on was safe sleeping for your infant. While your baby is an infant, swaddling keeps them snug as a bug. But, when your baby shows signs of rolling, it is important to let them be free. If they roll over, they will be able to use their arms to keep their head up, preventing any blankets or loose sheets from obstructing their breathing.
As your babe passes the rolling phase and moves into the mobile stage, it is important to know how to relieve them of an obstructed airway. One way is to face the baby at a downward angle with their face facing down and one hand supporting their chest. With the other hand, slap between their shoulder blades five times and then flip them over onto their back and push between the nipples on their chest five times. Then check the mouth to see what they swallowed.
With all this information, I felt prepared and knowledgeable on how to rescue my baby! The Resident and 9-1-1 on FOX not only deal with first responder situations requiring CPR – among other things – they are also faced with heart-stopping situations that require much more quick thinking than I’m sure I could handle!
As you know, I’m a huge fan of both shows and was lucky enough to interview Oliver Stark from 9-1-1 on FOX this past March, so I can’t wait to catch the Season 2 premiere! I hope you’ll watch with me!
XOXO – Stuart
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the real deal when it comes to emergency situations.
Mostly infants needs the resuscitation.
The tips is a nice one and every mom needs to learn the tips in preparedness for any emergency.
Yes, these tips are so helpful!!
These are really important informations that all should know. Though I studied/learnt it in my med school still I have seen people doing it wrong.
This is a great workshop! I would have signed up for this if I were in the US or lived near that area.
Helpful tips! Everyone should be learning this life saving skills for emergency! Cheersss
CPR training is such an important thing to have ESPECIALLY with littles.
Wonderful information for all parents to know. You like to think all will go well and you will have no scary incidents but they can happen in literally seconds. Thanks for sharing!
This is so helpful, thank you for sharing! I need a little CPR refresh…
We had to learn CPR when our daughter was born (she was 10 weeks early). They would not let her go home if we did not learn it. Thankfully we have never had to use it. This is an important post.
CPR is really important, so it’s great that you are raising awareness in this way. Looks like a great event. Kudos!
This was such a helpful event! I think that all mothers should know how to administrate CRP, in case something happens with their child and they need to maintain breathing until the ambulance comes. It should be mandatory for everyone really.
I’ve been seeing the ads for the new 9-1-1 show, and I can’t wait to start watching it! I love watching crime shows on TV. 🙂
oh wow! sounds like super fun event. I haven’t seen the series but I bet it’s lovely.
Sounds like a really useful workshop – it’s such an important life skill! I worry so much about baby choking
What a cool workshop! When I got recertified recently, they had us doing 15 and 2 instead of 30 and 2. Weird, huh?
CPR for infants is definitely so important for everyone to know. I remember taking a class when I was pregnant with my son to get recertified and brush up on the technique. Such a great post, thanks for sharing!
This sounds like a really good workshop. CPR is very important to know, it helps a lot of people.
Such an important thing to learn how to do! I haven’t seen The Resident yet but I really want to. I loved Matt Czuchry in The Good Wife and can’t wait to see him in this.
I had to
Learn CPR when my son was a Cub Scout and I’ve recently signed up again through the Red Cross. Thanks for raising awareness.
I have to be CPR certified for work. It’s such a wonderful skill to have. It can be literally life saving!
These are great tips! We just watched the premier of 9-1-1 last night and it’s still so good!
Basic life-saving skills should be taught to everyone. It is really important especially when it comes to worst.
Thanks for the CPR tips, I’ve been looking for a class to take in our area.
It is really important and everyone should take a class.
Wow.this is really a great post and really learned from reading this. I know how important to learn the CPR and I think I need to learn this again.
Great article!Very informative and helpful for those who have infants at home.
Such a very informative and very helpful post. CPR is really important to learn nowadays most especially if you have infants and kids at home.
Great tips and great advices. There are things that us, as parents, shod know. Great work.
Great tips, especially for new parents. The last thing you want to do is be unprepared if you need to do something!
This is so informative. I have had basic CPR training before but that was yearssss ago and I’ve forgotten a lot of it.
It’s very informative .lots of mom will get help with it
Baby CPR is so important to know because it takes just seconds for a baby to have damage from choking and 60-90 seconds for a baby to die. This is definitely an important topic to spread the word about.
This is something new information that I learned today with this post. Thanks for this. One should definitely go through CPR training.
No days are same, getting trained on CPR comes handy to handle situations where such situations arise.
Great info. I always wanted to watch series or films that has something to do in real life. Makes more sense.
This information is really life-saving one…. however in such situations we tend to become nervous…. so a pre-knowledge on CPR really helps
I have an 8 months old baby. thanks for sharing these CPR tips. It is a kind of information that every mother must know.