The Best Moms Know the Heimlich

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You know how at times we’re all in awe of that mom that cooly click-clacks in her heels across the toy spillage on the living room floor on her way out the door for a date night, while blowing a freshly-lipsticked kiss to her neatly pajama-ed little boy? Well, that’s about how I feel when I see a mom in total control during crisis. It always freaks me out that as a mom my job is to take care of my children, and I’m always worrying about what would happen in the case of an emergency where I don’t know what to do and am completely out of control. Take choking for example, I know what I’m supposed to do, I’m just not sure I know how to do it properly. And so I wind up worrying about it in a really unproductive way…

During our previous Babyccino series (“Neighborhood and Community Helpers”), when we were chatting on “Doctor” week, some of the ladies requested a CPR course for moms – specifically geared toward infant and child CPR. And there it was. The simple solution to all the worrying. A proactive way to nix the nagging anxiety about childhood emergencies. One of the women (thanks so much Chani G!!!) took this by the horns, and worked on finding the best CPR trainers, locking down the dates, and organizing the program. We held the first one 2 weeks ago, and while I thought my mommy-brain attention spam might just not make it through a 90 minute lecture, the whole thing was entirely entertaining! The trainer was funny and engaging, and the course was very much hands-on (the dummies, that is). There is another one being held here in LA tonight, and I thought I’d let you all in on it since there are still a few open spaces.

cpr + first aid training for moms

Come join us tonight for a literally life-saving 2 hours! And enjoy some donut holes and hot chocolate to boot! :)

RSVP to babyccino@shaareitefila.org.

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CPR + First Aid for moms

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P.S. Feel free to RSVP for a babysitter, nanny, or grandmother – this course is easy, cheap, and saves lives!!

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