Must-Know Safety Tips for FamiliesSeptember 12, 2019
This is a sponsored post written by me for LifeVac. All opinions are mine alone.
It may sound a bit cliche, but the truth is that once I became a mom, all my priorities changed. The things that used to frustrate me (missing the train or chipping a nail, for example) just don’t matter anymore.
These days, my top priority is keeping my kids safe. Since we spend a lot of time in the house (playing with toys, doing homework, watching movies, etc.), today I’m going to discuss safety tips for the home.
From ensuring all medicines are locked away to keeping LifeVac on hand, keep reading for all the details.
What is LifeVac? It’s a portable suction device that can be used on a choking victim; it clears an upper airway obstruction. I love that it’s non-powered and non-invasive. Additionally, it has a one-way valve that does not allow any air to enter the upper airway in a downward direction. Since the duration of suction is very short, it’s a safe and effective solution for a choking victim.
The LifeVac, which is registered with the FDA, comes with an adult mask, a pediatric mask and a practice mask. There is no prescription required to purchase one and over 50,000 orders have already been filled. Impressively, LifeVac has been credited with saving 20+ lives. Wow, this is a must-have item for every parent. There is a Home Kit, a Travel Kit and a Combo Kit available for purchase.
The Combo Kit includes one complete LifeVac Home Kit (One-Way Valve System, one adult mask, one pediatric mask, one practice mask and instructions on how to use the LifeVac) plus one complete LifeVac Travel Kit (One-Way Valve System, one Adult mask, one pediatric mask.) To learn more about the company, check them out on their website here. Get 10% off your entire order when you use coupon code: ch10
For more details on how this device works, watch the video below and be sure to share with your friends & family.
Here are some additional safety points to keep in mind:
- Overloaded outlets: Avoid using every outlet in a given area and never use multiple extension cords to add power to a single outlet.
- Child-proof outlets: If you have young children in the home that may be tempted to stick a toy (or finger) into an outlet, install covered electrical outlets that completely conceal all openings.
- Cords under rugs: Never run electrical cords along the floor (even if they’re under a rug.) These pose both a tripping & electrical hazard.
- Smoke / carbon monoxide detectors: Install dual alarms for smoke & carbon monoxide throughout your home. Check the building code in your area to ensure compliance with local regulations.
- Security system: Invest in a security system to keep your home protected from burglary and invasion. These systems will generally notify law enforcement automatically if a break-in is detected.
- Chemicals: Secure all chemicals, medicines and cleaning supplies inside locked cabinets to protect them from curious little hands.
- Windows: If you live on a higher floor, securely install guards that prevent windows from opening more than a few inches.
Don’t forget to learn more about LifeVac here and see why this is a must-have item for every parent this year. Did I miss any other important tips to keep kids safe at home?
This is such a great tool to have on hand! I’ve never heard of this before. I’ve had to do the Heimlich maneuver twice when my daughter was little. It was a very scary time. I wish this had been around back then. This device should be in every household.
I hadn’t heard of this before! I am intrigued. I think I’ll pick one up to have just in case. You just never know, especially with kids.
I really enjoyed reading this post. I’ve found your tips to be so helpful. You can never be too safe.
I have to admit I had no idea you could get anything like this! What a great idea to have in the home, hopefully never needed, but just in case.
Yes. Hopefully never needed, but good to have just in case!
I didn’t know about this. Choking always scares me so bad. This is a great device for all parents to have!
I actually have never heard of LifeVac before! Sounds like something we should all have to be prepared, just in case an incident happens to a loved one.
Hmm, this sounds like a great invention. I can’t believe that this is my first time hearing about it.
That’s exactly what I first thought too!
I think it will be nice having this at home. Safety has always been a priority. I am happy to invest in this.
This is definitely a must have. Nothing is more important than home safety. It will be so beneficial to everybody.
What a great tool to have in any home. My hubby is an ex-firefighter, so he is really for this one. Thanks for sharing
Those are all really good tips. I think this is such an important topic too. Safety is always number one in my house. I want everyone to be safe.
Does this work for adults as well as children? I get choked quite a bit and it terrifies my husband. If this would work I would love to have one here.
The Home Kit comes with an adult mask and a pediatric mask, so it can work on children & adults alike.
I’ve never heard or seen such a thing. Sounds kind of scary. But I am going to purchase one, as this could come in handy.
Always good to have a home kit and teaching kids about safety that is must. I need to start doing with my kids. Sound LifeVac has good product.
This is indeed a good reminder to be safe at home. Definitely a must especially for families who have kids.
My son actually choked on a peppermint and gave himself the Heimlich. It was the scariest thing ever! I am so thankful that God saved him that day by giving Peyton the ability to perform this on himself. I have never heard of this product but I appreciate you spreading awareness.
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