Essential first aid skills for kids
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You won’t always be nearby when your children get hurt. But teach them a few basic first aid skills, and they’ll be empowered to help themselves in the meantime. After all, if they can master your smartphone better than you, they can learn to stop a boo-boo from turning into an uh-oh. Check out more of my lifesaving advice for when medical help is not on the way here.
Teach your kids: How to call 911
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Say: “Have an emergency? Call 911.” When children are old enough to know their numbers, they’re old enough to call 911. You can also program 911 into a speed-dial button on every home phone and paint that button red with nail polish. Teach your kids to tell the operator they need help and to say where emergency personnel should come. Keep your address next to all the landlines, or put it into your cellphone and show your children how to find it.