Here at Babies 2 Infinity, we love to create products that add value and excitement to the life of parenting. We take pride in having a wide range of customisable items to ensure you’ve got the perfect piece for every occasion, and we like to make your life a little easier with the quality and practicality of our range. Another way we like to make parents’ lives easier is through our content, for example our ‘how to make teething easier for everyone’ article. We’re parents, and we’ve been there too. One place we’ve recently been is a place that is much dreaded by a lot of us as parents – sickness. Of course, we go through it, and we want to share our journey and the course that gave us the confidence and knowledge on how to respond to the situation.
Around four weeks ago, our little Finn got sick with a throat infection. Things went downhill quickly, and he soon started to reject all liquids including water and his bottle. Due to this, it didn’t take long for him to start showing signs of dehydration which led us to a panicked emergency hospital trip at 1am. He received treatment and seemed to show signs of improvement quite quickly, but soon after was effected by the sickness again and began vomiting. The entire course of the sickness was very up and down like this, with Finn showing signs of improvement only to quickly be showing severe signs of sickness again. While the infection lasted for ten days, it entailed four doctor visits, a hospital trip and a round of antibiotics before we were able to see permanent signs of improvement. It was a very stressful and exhausting time for all of us, and all we wanted to see was that cheeky little smile back on our tiny CEO’s face.
As they say, sharing is caring – and since Finn cares so much about his Mum I also caught the virus. I fell sick only a few days after he did, making the whole process a lot harder on my body and mind – especially since I was the only one he wanted throughout his ordeal. Despite my own sickness, I focused and little Finn and made sure he was okay, and then fell into a heap once he had recovered. Thankfully, I’m on the mend now too. What I’d like to talk about now, and recommend to you all, is a baby and children first aid course. The particular one that we has taken was CPR Kids: Baby and Child First Aid for Families and it really helped to equip us with the knowledge and next steps to take when it came to looking for signs in Finn. What we were taught to look for was listlessness, pale skin, floppy, reduced wet nappies, lethargic, high fevers.
It's the best thing we ever did to prepare for becoming parents and definitely something we will keep up to date on. Thanks to this course we were able to know exactly when to seek help and managed to remain (reasonably) calm throughout the whole time. While we 100% recommend the Kids CPR course, a quick Google search can return some courses near you.
The above content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding you baby.