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travel_red_dAs a parent I believe it’s very important to know how to not just attempt to prevent accidents from happening to our children but I believe we should also be prepared for what happens if those accidents should come to pass.

I am recommending to all those in the care of children the Medbasics kits for those situations in life that sometimes do happen. The creator behind this life saving product is Tara Summers Hermann, whom had to act quickly to clear the airway of her 16 months son who began to choke one day at lunch. Luckily, Tara is a registered nurse and her husband, Luke, is an emergency room physician. She knew what to do but not all of us do. She pondered would the babysitter, or whomever else was caring for her child, thus MEDBASICS was born.

As a parent my first instinct is going to be is to phone 9-1-1 in a medical situation, but what happens if my phone isn’t getting reception  and if  help becomes caught up in traffic? Honestly as parents have to take these factors into consideration.

There are two different Medbasics instructional first aid booklets, the home edition and the travel. I am reviewing the travel edition today.

The Medbasics Travel Pack is a durable board book with spiral-bound pages and color tabs that allow you to quickly access information on CPR, choking, fevers, bleeding, burns and poison emergencies involving babies. The easy to follow instructions and detailed illustrations are those that any person could follow with no problems at all during an emergency situation. I like that in the front of this book, there’s an area where you can fill out your child’s important medical information as well as emergency contacts if something were to happen.

The convenience of the Medbasics Travel Pack is great! It’s perfect for storing in the car, stroller, or diaper bag  and it’s also weather resistant so no worries on it getting ruined. I know I won’t be leaving home without mine! I feel at ease that knowing with the help of Medbasics kits, myself or whomever is caring for my child can be helped in preventing dire accidents in becoming worse.

You can order Baby MEDBASICS at www.babymedbasics.com or by calling 917-353-1932.

Win it: How would you like the chance to win your very own Medbasics Travel Pack?

To enter: Leave me a comment here telling me about medical situation scare that you’ve encountered with your child and what did you do?
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For instance my daughter had a rising temperature just last week (103.2) and I stayed calm collective, kept my daughter hydrated, gave her Tylenol, and watched her behavioral changes like a hawk….thank goodness her fever broke and no further medical assistance was needed but it was pretty scary! I thank years of watching my mom to know what to do.  Another times is when my daughter scratched her Cornea!)

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Comments (51)

  • Cynthia Mercado

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    My son has febrile seizures with fever. I stay calm and make sure he is safe during the seizure.

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  • Michelle Cox, "Made by Michelle"

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    As a mother of three boys, I do a lot of medical caretaking! The first time my oldest came down with croup, I thought he was having an allergic reaction to something and his throat was closing up. So, I took him to the ER. Of course, since it was a cold night, by the time we got there, his breathing had relaxed. It ended up being a waste of a visit. And exhausting since we were there all night. The subsequent times he’s gotten croup, I just wrap him up really well, with coat, hat, and big warm blanket and sit outside with him. When he has calmed down, we put him back to bed with a lemon water drink, humidifier on, mullein oil rubbed on his chest, and lots of hugs and comforting words.

    But, when it comes to choking and resuscitation, I feel like I would definitely need a guide. This little book looks awesome!

  • Leslie M.

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    I am a Pediatric/Neonatal nurse… Many years ago.. My daughter drank a bottle of perfume while she was “supposed to be napping. I had been in the basement doing laundry.. I had been away for possibly 3 minutes. I came upstairs and smelled perfume. I immediately went to my daughters room and she reeked of perfume.
    I had Poison Control stickers on EVERY phone in the house. I called them for instructions and remained calm. They told me exactly what to do.
    You can be a very diligent parent and accidents WILL happen! YOU must be prepared!
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  • Sylvia

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    My son chocked on a lifesaver candy. I had to use the hemlich to get him breathing. Very scarry

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  • renee

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    Long story short, my daughter injured herself during Mommy and Me gym class. The teacher wasn’t overly concerned because my daughter was just whimpering a little and not crying and still wanted to play, but I could tell something wasn’t right. I followed my instincts and drove to her doctor’s office–I told them I was in the parking lot, please just give her a quick look and I would be out of their hair if nothing was wrong. Turns out my daughter had pulled her elbow out of place (nursemaid’s elbow) and it had to be popped back in! Glad I remained calm and persistent and listened to my “mommy-senses” that day!

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  • Shelly

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    My daughter fell and broke her arm -as we were getting on a plane! Called her doctor and then drove to the emergency room

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  • Kristie

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    My daughter got a cut on her hand a little while back and it was bleeding pretty good. I got it cleaned up and put a bandaide on it, but then she started sweating like crazy and looked like she was going to pass out. I got her sat down, but then got scared and called my husband (who is a medical first responder) and asked what else to do. He just said to give her some juice and she’d be fine and luckily she was. It would have been great to have a reference, though, so I wouldn’t need to bother my husband at work.

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  • Karen

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    I honestly haven’t had a medical emergency with my daughter yet. I usually do keep calm and cool. I’m not a paranoid mom, even though this is my first child.

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  • GAhome2mom

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    One of our daughters tripped an fell, hitting her head on the tip of a rocking chair in our bedroom. She got a cut near her eye and we rushed her to the hospital. We waited in the ER and then we waited in the room for over 3 hours. All they did was put some glue on her cut. lol We were so happy that she didnt’ need stitches. 🙂

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  • Dawn

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    My daughter had a seizure once when she had a high fever. I freaked out and didn’t know what to do so I just called 911. I wish I had been more prepared so I could have stayed calm.

  • jane jakins

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    medbasics great for travel

  • Christy H.

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    I haven’t had to deal with any big emergencies, but one thing I’ve learned is that little scrapes and scratches ALWAYS feel better if they are given proper attention: cleaned with a saline or antibiotic spray, a band-aid and a kiss.

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  • Christy H.

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    I’m an email subscriber

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  • Beth

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    I’m really lucky that my daughter is 14 months and we haven’t had a scary situation yet. I want to be prepared when we do.

  • bridget

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    The scariest situation we have had is when my son cut the tip of his finger and it would not stop bleeding. I finally stopped it with gauze taped to his finger.

  • Tiffany (Life on the Road)

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    My two little kids are allergic to mosquito bites, and sadly it also mosquitos are wildly attracted to them. I’m always frightened when they get bit when we’re out, and I don’t have all my “goodies” on hand to deal with it.

  • sandra

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    he was choking on some food, but we didn’t do anything because he was able to cough

  • Benita G .

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    While at the park, an insect flew into my baby’s eye and it swelled. We dabbed it with peroxide and took her to the doctor. It turned out we had instinctively done the right thing. Without our intervention she might have had vision problems for the rest of her life.

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  • Benita G .

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    I told my friend, Nunzia. This is a very good thing for parents to have.

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    I subscribed earlier this evening.

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  • Crystal A.

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    With a medically fragile and medically involved special needs daughter I have been to the hospital a lot. One day after my daughter had her blood taken by the nurse and when the nurse left she had a full body seizure. My husband wasn’t home and I don’t drive yet so I calmly called 911. An ambulance came and I called my neighbor to watch my other children. I went with her to the ER and called my husband. My husband got off work and came to the ER with my other kids. My daughter had to be transferred to the Childrens’ hospital after she was stable. Everything turned out OK, but seizures are scary to see.

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  • Kristinia

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    When my son started trying to choke in the backseat of the car! Talk about wanting to just run off the road!

  • israel y

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    my son spit up this green color when just a few weeks old, immediately called the doctor who told us to take him to emergency room for an x-ray. x-ray came back with no problems and it didnt happen again.

  • Candie L

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    My son basically passed out while at preschool. The doctor’s checked him and stated that there was nothing wrong with him. Thank you

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