Baby first aid is not something we like to think about at any time. However, if an emergency situation did arise, would you know what to do?
In the UK nine out of ten parents don’t know basic baby first aid skills that could help them to save their child’s life, and only 20% of parents think that they could resuscitate their child.
Nationally, a third of parents say they or someone that their child visits, has a pond and almost half of these ponds are uncovered or unfenced. Further, 22% of parents have suffered the distress of watching their child choke and ‘didn’t know what to do’.
Because of this, the RLSS UK (Royal Life Saving Society) developed the Save a Baby’s Life program. This valuable program covers how to administer life support for a baby or child who has stopped breathing, or who is choking, and an explanation of what to do in a drowning incident.
The course is designed to introduce anyone who cares for a baby – be they parents, grandparents, guardians, friends, babysitters or even older siblings – to some basic emergency action skills.
In this two hour workshop you will learn how to:
- Recognise signs of life and what to do in an emergency
- Perform CPR on babies and young children
- Perform first aid on a child that is choking
- And finally, what to do in the event of drowning