Yaya Does Montessori x First Aid for Kids + Giveaway

Keeping my children safe is my top priority. And of course, the home is where kids play the whole day, with lots of activities that make them prone to small wounds like cuts and scratches. It's not possible for us parents to glue our eyes on our kids 24/7, and it is during these unguarded moments when they encounter emergency situations.

Now, the question is...

Is your household prepared to give first aid? Would you know what to do in cases of emergencies, or when to bring your child to the ER?

As parents, we are the ones directly in charge of our kids’ welfare and safety. It is best that you let yourself and other primary caregivers learn the importance of first aid, as well as how to apply it in certain situations. We can only enable our households - from the parents to the relatives, and even up to the yaya - the importance of first aid only if we have the right knowledge and tools for it.


Last August 25, 2018, pharmaceutical company Glenmark Philippines, through First Aid for Kids PH in cooperation with projectmommyger.net conducted a training session called “Yaya Does Montessori” for the “yaya” to train them on how to handle wound care and apply basic first-aid treatment for kids.



The event entitled “Yaya Does Montessori” will provide training for an integral person in the household—the “yaya”—for them to gain knowledge on how to apply basic first aid treatment on cuts, scrapes and insect bites on kids.

It's really important to educate the “yaya” on how to handle kids’ skin problems, especially during travels. Plus, dapat laging handa with a first aid kit, whether for use at home or when traveling. I got to know more about “Foskina,” Glenmark Philippines’ newest topical ointment treatment for common skin problems, particularly among kids. Happy to report na OTC na sya, mga mommies, so you can buy it na even without a prescription from your doctor.

There was also a special segment courtesy of firstaidforkids.ph to teach parents and other child caregivers on basic child and infant safety methods. Dr. Theresa Joy Sto. Domingo, the chairman of the Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center (VRPMC) Emergency Medical Consultants and is highly trained on handling various emergency medical cases and performing emergency medical procedures, led the special segment.


DO:

For cuts and wounds, wash the wounds with tap water using high pressure to washoff the bacteria.
Apply direct pressure and elevate the wounded area.
For bites, wash the area of the bite with tap water and apply an antibacterial ointment
For burns, place the burn part of the skin under running water, then apply a topical antibacterial Ointment like Foskina. Lastly, cover the burn with a moistened sterile gauze.

DON'T:

Never put alcohol to clean a wound - soap and water will do!
Don’t use finger or tweezer in removing the bee stinger.
Don’t use very cold water on burnt skin.

When to bring your child to the ER:
  • Rashes all over his body
  • Face is swollen
  • Difficulty breathing
  • The burn area is large.
  • The burns were caused by fire, electrical wiring, or chemicals.
  • The burn looks infected (red, warm, painful, swollen or with pus)
  • The cut is from an animal or human bite.
  • The cut continues to bleed even after applying pressure.
  • Has a body part like a fingertip that is cut-off.
All it takes is a diligent resolve to educate the family about first aid. Make sure to check reliable sources for information, and share it to everyone. Purchase an emergency kit filled with essentials, such as alcohol, gauze, an antibiotic ointment, and the like. Lastly, have quick drills at home to ensure that every member knew what to do in cases of emergency.

With the yaya as the one in charge of kids’ welfare and safety at home while the parents are away, it is they who are tasked to makes their wards’ play and home environment as safe as possible. But that is why certain events are called “accidents.” It can be prevented but it doesn’t mean it will not happen. Best thing is to be well prepared and well equipped when these eventualities do occur.

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To learn more about Foskina, visit www.glenmarkpharma.com, or follow them at Instagram (firstaidforkidsph) or www.facebook.com/firstaidforkidsph.