Baby First Aid – St Johns Ambulance pocket guide
It’s so important to know even basic first aid for our babies. The St Johns Ambulance have produced a fantastic Baby first aid pocket guide for us and it’s free.
You can get your free guide by visiting their website here and filling in your details on the form. The guide is a great stop gap if you can’t get onto a first aid course in the near future. However, we do recommend getting on to a baby first aid course, because personal 1-2-1 tuition is invaluable.
Some of the findings from a survey are scary;
- 72% of parents do not know how to assist an unconscious child, administer CPR or how to deal with burns and scalds!
- 59% wouldn’t feel confident enough to try to save a life!
- 55% of parents lack the skills necessary to save their child in the event of a life-threatening accident!
Make sure you order your guide today.
The guide covers;
- What to do if your baby is not responding to you.
- How to do Baby CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
- What to do if your baby is choking.
- What you should do if your baby is having a seizure and;
- Actions to take if your baby suffers a minor burn.
It’s well worth picking up a guide and learning some of these basic first aid tips. Then you’ll know you’ll be ready if something happens.
CPR can be a little intimidating, so the St Johns Ambulance have made a great video which you can watch on their website here. It’s worth stating that there are some important differences between baby CPR and Adult CPR.
Of course, if it’s an emergency situation then call 999. If it’s a non-emergency and your child doesn’t need urgent medical attention then you can call NHS 111, go to your GP or your local NHS walk-in centre.
If you have or know of an important free resource like this, then do let us know through our contact page and we can pass on the message.