It's 1-800-222-1222. Store it in your contacts.
Take a course from the American Heart Association (heart.org) or American Red Cross (redcross.org). See how-to videos for both baby and child at parents.com/first-aid.
3. How to help someone who's choking
This is included in a CPR course.
4. How to use an epinephrine injector
An epipen or auvi-q administers the medication that treats a severe allergic reaction; they can literally save a life. Even if your child doesn't have an allergy, it's possible that a child could get dropped of at your house with an epipen or auvi-q in hand. It's simple to use- you inject it into the middle of the outer thigh, even through clothing, and hold for several seconds. But actually doing it when you're flustered may be hard, so it's a smart idea to become familiar with the process beforehand.
5. Location of nearest emergency room with pediatric expertise
Children require different equipment, medications, and techniques than adults. Ask your doctor where you should take your child if the need should arise. You won't always have a choice, but it's good to know the best possible place.