Did you know that the first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week? Of all the things we do and learn for our children, it is very important that we also learn CPR. Bill and I took a class when we were pregnant with Madison plus he was certified all through high school because he was lifeguard. We haven't updated our certification (yes, I know — bad parents). Summertime is very important to have your CPR skills up to date. Most drowning happen during the summer months and can occur in the most innocent of circumstances. A little one can drown in a pail of water!
The American Heart Association offers several different ways for you to learn CPR. You can take classes in a classroom. There is also a course you can do at home (aff). It's called CPR Anytime. It comes with an inflatable mannequin and instructional DVD. They have both adult and infant kits. In 22 minutes, you can learn how to save your childrens' life.
Nothing is more important than your children, so make sure you get your CPR up to date this summer. You never know when you may need to use it.