Take a baby and child first aid course for parents with the British Red Cross

Take a baby and child first aid course for parents with the British Red Cross

This first aid course will make you feel more confident to help any little ones in your care if they become ill or hurt themselves

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As a new or expectant parent, your main priority will be to keep your little one safe and well. One way to feel more confident about this is to learn first aid to prepare you for anything that might happen - whether that’s knowing how to help with a bump to the head, an accidental burn or if your baby or child chokes on something.

65% of parents wish they had learnt some first aid skills before having a baby.* By choosing your  preferred way of learning first aid, you can feel confident of being able to help should you ever need to.

Learn with family and friends

Groups of up to 15 people can learn together at a time and place that suits them, whether it’s at a British Red Cross venue or a location of your choosing, such as a local community centre.

Being with people you know creates a more relaxed environment and you’ll save money too, compared with booking individually.

Kim Oakes (pictured) learned first aid in a group in a local community hall. ‘I think it is so important that all parents and family learn simple first aid,’ says Kim.

‘I felt I knew a few things before the course but being able to ask additional questions, get tips and also practise as if it were a real-life situation made me feel more confident.

The layout of the course was logical and had clear, easy steps to follow. ‘I would highly recommend learning first aid as a group to anyone who is expecting a baby or who has children.’

To find out more about group courses click here or call 0330 311 1538.

Book a course

Don’t think a group course will work for you? Join a scheduled course near you from just £45 at venues around the UK.

And, what’s more, as a Gurgle reader you can get £5 off per person by quoting the exclusive code found in your Gurgle magazine.

For more information or to book a course click here or call 0330 311 1538.

Other ways to learn

For other ways to learn, visit the British Red Cross website or download the British Red Cross First Aid for Baby and Child app, available from your Apple or Android device’s app store.

They’re packed with useful videos, animations and tips, along with first aid quizzes to test your knowledge.

*Opinium Research online survey of 2,013 parents with children aged 5 and under.

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