Know your emergency first aid

Know your emergency first aid

The British Red Cross launches its 'First Aid Rapped Up' campaign today to accompany the free baby and child first aid app. 

Red Cross

Almost two-thirds of parents (65 per cent) wish they knew some first aid skills, and most parents wouldn't feel confident in knowing what to do in first aid emergencies.

Every day, 58 children in the UK will go to A&E after being accidentally poisoned, which is addressed in the campaign's first video aimed at making parents aware of how to react in the case of their child being poisoned.

More than half of parents don't know how to recognise or treat their child if they swallowed a harmful substance.

The campaign hopes to educate parents in the UK to know how to deal with everyday injuries and accidents, like burns and seizures.

Gurgle blogger Jools Oliver is backing the campaign, "when Petal was younger I caught her holding a bottle of bleach. It wasn't open, but I had no idea if she had drunk any and made her drink milk as a precaution.

"Thanks to doing the British Red Cross baby and child first aid course I now know that is the wrong thing to do."

Watch the first #RappedUp trailer here.

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

The future of playgrounds?
Toddlers
The future of playgrounds?
The future of playgrounds? This bizarre-looking contraption could be your child...
When should you start trying?
Trying to conceive
When should you start trying?
When should you start trying? A computer model can suggest when to start trying...
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby
Baby talk - an all-important influence?
Baby talk - an all-important influence? The way you talk to your baby could...
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Labour and Birth
Young mums 'crowdbirthing'
Young mums 'crowdbirthing' Young mums have sparked off a trend of taking in an...

25-important-things-you-should-know-about-caesareansLabour and Birth

25 important things you should know about Caesareans

Around one in four UK births are by C-section, but how much do you know about the op?
quick-exercises-for-busy-mumsYou and your body

Quick exercise tips for busy mums

Find ways to fit in quick, high intensity exercise into your daily life as a mother.
20-discount-at-polarn-o-pyretFashion

20% discount at Polarn O. Pyret

Enjoy this special discount offer for Gurgle readers
win-one-of-20-soldout-milkysnugztm-dash-the-dog-or-mason-the-mouseWin

Win One of 20 #SoldOut MilkysnugzTM – Dash the Dog or Mason the Mouse

Enter our competition for a chance to win Dash the Dog or Mason the Mouse.
win-a-tranquillity-crib-mattress-bundle-from-izziwotnotWin

Win a Tranquillity Crib & Mattress Bundle from Izziwotnot

Enter our competition for a chance to win a stunning Tranquillity Crib & Mattress Bundle worth £295
win-a-bundle-of-prizes-from-truprintWin

WIN a bundle of prizes from Truprint

Create something special with your memories and win prizes worth £65.