About First Aid Guides
It's practically impossible to parent a child from infancy through adolescence without a few situations — minor or major — that need medical attention at home or by a health care professional.
Our 1-page guides take the guesswork out of what to do for more than 50 common mishaps and illnesses. They'll help you handle many childhood emergencies and less serious, but still scary, situations. Print or bookmark them for easy access.
- Allergic Reactions
- Animal Bites
- Asthma Flare-Ups
- Broken Bones
- Chest Pains
- Common Cold
- Dental Injuries
- Diaper Rash
- Eye Injuries
- Febrile Seizures
- Head Injuries
- Head Lice
- Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
- Insect Stings
- Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac
- Skin Infections
- Sore Throat
- Spider Bites
- Stiff Neck
- Strains and Sprains
- Tick Bites
- Urination Pain
Make sure you're prepared for anything by having an emergency contact sheet handy. Post this on the fridge or other easy-to-find location:
- First Aid & Safety Center
- Is it a Medical Emergency?
- Teaching Your Child How to Use 911
- First-Aid Kit
- Going to the Emergency Room
- What You Need to Know in an Emergency
- Getting Help: Know the Numbers
- When to Go to the ER if Your Child Has Asthma
- How to Use 911
- What Happens in the Operating Room?
- Going to the Hospital
- When It's Just You in an Emergency
- What Happens in the Emergency Room?
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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