Becoming a parent is one of the most nerve-wracking things I think I have ever done. Being responsible for someone else’s life, keeping them safe and guiding them through life is such a big deal.
One thing that I wanted to do whilst I was pregnant was a first aid course, but unfortunately, the course was 2 weeks after my due date and it meant that I couldn’t make it. Now I still wish that I had done a first aid course to help me feel more reassured whilst looking after my little man, especially now that he’s on solids and the risk of choking can be quite high.
There are roughly 6,500,000 parents with children under the age of 5 in the UK and research suggests that they are more encouraged to learn first aid as a way of safeguarding their child should an emergency occur.
British Red Cross are aware that most parents who are interested in learning first aid are in their third trimester or have a baby up to 8 months old and are interested in engaging parents outside of this period. To help, they have developed a Baby & Child First Aid app, which allows you to learn key life-saving skills easily and is free to download.
The app is packed with videos and simple step-by-step advice that is all hosted on the app itself, so there is no need for an Internet connection if you are out of range during an emergency. To find out how much you have learned there are some interactive quizzes available for you to test your knowledge and to boost your confidence.
Essentially it’s like having your own emergency panic button with you on your phone so you can feel reassured that you will know what you are doing should you need to practice first aid. You can find your first aid swagger and download the app straight to your phone for free. They have also filmed a great video commercial for the app that you can watch here.
Have you had any first aid training? Do you feel well equipped to deal with an emergency
Does something like this app appeal to you?