Every parent worries about their child. We worried about bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes, and we even worry when they sleep. This worry stems from our desire to protect our children, and provide them the best. As parents, we want to keep our children safe. One of the very best ways we can ensure our ability to protect them, is to be prepared for situations where they may need us the most; situations that could be life or death.
When it comes to your baby, a life and death situation is any parent’s worst nightmare. But believe it or not, there is a nightmare worse than your baby’s life being in jeopardy, and that is, not being prepared for the situation and being unable to save your baby’s life.
Every parent should be encouraged to take infant CPR classes. It’s always a great idea for parents to take these classes. The chance of a situation arising is low, however, if it does, nothing could be worse than being unprepared to handle it. A video cannot replace proper classes and training, however, a video is a great supplement to classes, as many parents often find that they forget a lot of what they learned in infant CPR classes. “Saving Baby’s Life” is a great way to keep your memory of infant CPR fresh, and accurate, helping you to better respond should an emergency arise.
Geraldine Hickey hosts “Saving Baby’s Life” and demonstrates step-by-step CPR techniques. Ms. Hickey is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in the neonatal intensive care unit. Ms. Hickey recalled seeing parents nervous to take their babies home, when she realized they had no idea what to do in the case of an emergency. She then made it her mission to help educate parents and caregivers how to respond in the case of an emergency with their infant.
In “Saving Baby’s Life” Ms. Hickey gives detailed instructions on how to assist an unresponsive infat using chest compressions and breaths. In this segment, she is very detailed about how to perform the techniques. In the second segment, Ms. Hickey covers how to respond to your infant choking, and what signs are signs of true choking, and then demonstrates how to help dislodge whatever may be in the baby’s airways. In the third segment, Ms. Hickey covers some general actions that can be taken to help prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
Overall, the video was incredibly informative, and very detailed when describing various techniques. I was particularly pleased with how in-depth Ms. Hickey went into techniques in a short amount of time, making this DVD incredibly easy and convenient to keep at the front of the brain in cases of emergency. I was also pleased with their inclusion of measures to help reduce the occurrence of SIDS, however, I think it may have been helpful to explain some current theories on what causes SIDS, as well as to mention that premature babies are more prone to it, and that there are motion sensors available on the market to help put parents minds at ease while sleeping. Believe me, I used one!
My Overall Review
Based on five factors, each ranging from one star to five stars which are then averaged out, “Saving Baby’s Life” received 4.4 stars!
Fulfills Purpose Well – 5 Stars
The video is concise, yet detailed, making it easy and convienant for quick, even weekly reviews at home for mom and dad or other caregivers. This is a GREAT supplement for CPR classes.
Design & Visual Appeal – 4 Stars
The video was well put together, however, a couple dramatized scenes (like I’ve seen in other CPR videos) may have made it a bit more interesting. I have to admit, the baby on the cover is absolutely adorable!
Ease of Use – 5 Stars
The videos are quick, yet detailed making it incredibly easy to fit into your routine and busy schedule.
Affordability – 5 Stars
“Saving Baby’s Life” retails for $19.99, making it incredibly affordable and comparable to other instructional DVD’s. It’s a great value for the price and the information it provides is absolutely priceless, when we consider our babies lives!
Earth Friendliness – 3 Stars
This particular category isn’t very relevant as a DVD isn’t eco-friendly or not.