A few weeks ago I was hit with a realisation. It suddenly occurred to me that if baby boy had an accident I wouldn’t have a clue what to do! It was a sobering thought. I have decided that I need to get myself on a first aid course just in case.
Now at the moment funds are tight and so until I can afford to attend a course I recruited the talents of one of my best friends. She is a first aid trainer and so I asked her if she could just show me a few basics. She agreed and on Friday baby boy and I went to her house for a crash course. She showed me 2 main things – choking and CPR. After I had learnt the basics I have to say I immediately felt better. Just the fact that I now have a basic knowledge of what to do in an emergency has set my mind at ease.
My friend gave me a useful first aid manual and also recommended the British Red Cross baby and child first aid app. It has fantastic videos, information and useful tests. I have been having a play on it and I can honestly recommend it.
Having a child is extremely rewarding but can also be extremely scary. Just having the smallest bit of knowledge of how I could help baby boy in an emergency helps calm the nerves!
Have you done a first aid course?
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8 thoughts on “First Aid Basics”
As a nurse, yes I have completed first aid. However let me tell you, when it was my baby who had a bloody finger ( first baby of course) I went became hysterical that my sweet baby was going to bleed to death! Lol now three kids later you have to be bleeding profusely before I am worried. But a good base knowledge is a must have for all parents because anything can happen and I applaud you for recognizing that and seeking it out 🙂
Thank you. I still plan on attending a first aid course but having been shown the basics I am more confident that I could do something to help.
nice work, i cant agree more with the idea of parents or at least one should attend a first aid class, especially when they are a new family… welldone
Thank you. I am going to try and get Mr K to attend a class with me.
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I have completed a couple of general first aid courses, but none specifically designed for babies and children. My number one rule is: stay calm and think logically!
Thanks for linking up to our #MondayParentingPinItParty and reminding us all to brush up on our first aid skills x
I’m sure that if I ever had to use emergency first aid then I would stay calm. It’s the thought of using it that panics me!
Excellent to hear and thank you for agreeing to review our online paediatric first aid course, we aim to help parents gain the knowledge to deal with a first aid emergency and also we will be donating 50% of each course to the Birmingham children’s hospital and look to raise £10,000 by may. Our course is fully online and only £20!!! We look forward to your review and feedback on our course. Regards spearhead compliance training Ltd.
Thank you. I am looking forward to completing it. I believe that knowing first aid is very important and if I can help to raise awareness and money whilst learning then even better.