Check out our photo a day

You’ll Love This Idea

Fat Mum Slim /

Brought to you by Rescue Rashie.

One summer I went to the beach with my family. I remember everyone sitting on the beach, sharing a picnic, when my cousin and I decided to go into the water for a quick swim. The waves came in unexpectedly, and perhaps I was being dramatic back then but I thought I might die. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever experienced. The waves twisted my body up and over, and I’d grab a breath of air before being pushed under and around again. It felt like it went for minutes, when the reality was that it was probably just seconds.

Do you have one of those stories too? Those frightening experiences with water that you wish never happened?

We’re a family that loves the water. We go to the beach or creek often, and we have a pool at our home. We’ve done swimming lessons with Lulu since she was just three months old, and it’s important to us that both our girls are confident in the water. Especially with Hubby being a surf lifesaver, he’s all too aware of the risks and dangers of kids and water.

Earlier this year I shared with you the great work that Westpac does in keeping Aussies safe. They have their great Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service up and down the coast, and this year they’re doing something equally as amazing. They’ve brought us the Rescue Rashie.

We live in a beautiful country, and we should be enjoying it… but also knowing how to stay safe and take care of our kids around the water. The Rescue Rashie has been created between Westpac and CPR kids, and has been designed so that the CPR instructions are right where you might need them, at a rescuer’s fingertips. By simply unzipping the rashie, you can find the instructions for CPR {if you need them} so that you can stay safe, and know what to do in case of an emergency.

I love this so much. It’s such a smart idea.

You can order your own Rescue Rashie right here.

Please stay safe this summer with your family. I am hoping that none of us need to use the services of Westpac or have to follow the CPR instructions on the Rescue Rashie, but it’s good to know that these things exist for families who might need them. Thank you Westpac for always looking after our safety.