Saturday, January 23, 2010
back to school or take a class. Hey, I don't blame you
we did our time and now the only homework we want
to see is our children's and even then we don't always
want to see it because a lot of us just don't get the
new math. I know my last day of classes I ran out
the door and promised to never, ever, do that again!
Just the thought of sitting and listening to one more dull,
monotone teacher ramble away with all the personality
of a dust bunny is enough to make me scream. None-the
less, I took a CPR class. Every city offers them and it is
something every person should take at least once in their
lives. My son even took it at school for it is super important
and knowing how to administer CPR can often times mean
the difference between life and death and I am not even
remotely stretching the truth here. Just keeping Oxygen in a
persons bloodstream often decides how easy it would be for
a Doctor or Paramedic to save a persons life. Without the
class you might not learn things you need to know such as
the fact the way you perform CPR on an adult and a child are
to totally different and if you do not use the proper
technique you can sometimes do more harm then good.
The class is painless and fast and can sometimes even be
completed in as little as one evening.
Another good way to handle CPR is to teach your kids
while they are young and to keep reinforcing how to do
it properly. Take the class your self and then teach it to
your children or another family member for it is really no
good for only one person in the home to know how to use
it. What if that person is the person who needs it? One way
to teach CPR to your whole family is the CPR Teddy. This is
a cute approach to keeping fresh on your skills or helping
teach others. You can attached the CPR Teddy to any diaper
bag or Stroller for the added security and rest in comfort knowing
that if something ever goes wrong you have a guide in arms
reach to make sure you remembered everything correctly.
I was looking around the web site and loved the idea that
you can test your babysitters knowledge with the Teddy or
simply place it in your child's room as a reminder to
yourselves that you are prepared for everything. The CPR
Teddy comes with an instructional video you can watch by-
yourself or as a family. What I did was to review the video
and we all took a turn with the Teddy on family game night
since everyone was together to begin with. The little fellow
is simple to use and adorable to boot and would make a
great gift for any expecting parent. You can find them on
my safety guide and I think it is not only a great way to
educate people unfamiliar with CPR but to keep it fresh
in the minds of those who have already taken a class. Our
children learn about life and responsibility by watching
us and our actions and I can't think of a better thing I
would want my child seeing then me taking a subject as
important as this and making the knowledge of it part
of my daily lives and theirs. All you have to do is press
Teddy's paw and he is off and running and showing you
the way. At such a reasonable price I wouldn't be able
to understand why you wouldn't want him to be apart of
CPR Teddy offers 2 different styles of bears.
First is a Teddy JR, who offers a smaller version of the
Large one that is perfect for homes and keeping in a
travel bag or sending with your child to the sitters. It comes
with a video and is super portable and really cute. The full
version has a bear, instructional video, Guide, Mask and
Wallet reminder card and a warranty to boot. There is also
a professional pack that offers more then one mask and
a practice chart so others can learn and test their skills
as well. The site also offers replacement items and you can
buy the video Ala carte. They also have a reminder program
so if like me you tend to get lost in your life and have a
hard time remembering to do something, even more so
something that isn't done very often, they will mail you
a card reminding you now is a good time to practice
your skills 4 times a year. That is something I could use!
If you work in a day care or medical setting or just have kids
you want to see stay safe CPR Teddy is a great tool to add
to your box! I keep mine hooked to Rowan's Diaper bag,
for like her, that goes everywhere we do!
CPR Teddy would like to give one of my readers
the chance to win a bear too! To enter just head over to their
web site and take a look around then come back here and post
what you have learned in a comment. The contest will start
tonight and run to Midnight on March 9th.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.
2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.
3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.
Hey there, while you are here don't forget to enter
my Shred Sled and Bebe Soleil Contests!
Look for CPR Teddy on the Safety Guide!