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...

weaning-your-baby-first-foodBaby

Weaning your baby: The best first foods

Which foods are appropriate for your baby at each stage of his or her development?
prepare-yourself-for-giving-birthLabour and Birth

How to prepare yourself for giving birth

So what do you need to know to get you ready for labour?
4-instamums-on-pregnancy-and-birthPregnancy

Clemmie Hooper and her mum squad on pregnancy and birth

Midwife and Author Clemmie Hooper and her mum sqaud on how pregnancy and birth was for them.
win-100-vouchers-to-spend-online-at-merci-mamanWin

WIN £100 vouchers to spend online at Merci Maman!

Merci Maman necklaces, bracelets, rings and accessories are now being gifted to loved ones all over the world.
win-a-butlin-s-just-for-tots-break-with-baby-bornWin

Win a Butlin's Just For Tots break with BABY Born!

BABY born has teamed up with Butlin’s to give one lucky family the chance to win a Butlin’s Just For...
win-50-morrisons-voucher-and-heavenly-tasty-organics-hamperWin

Win £50 Morrisons voucher and Heavenly Tasty Organics Hamper

Heavenly Tasty Organics are giving you the chance to win £50 Morrisons voucher and a hamper filled with their award...