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?