With the UK having recently held Child Safety Week, we hear from a dad about why first aid skills are essential for parents.
Dad Ugo Eboh was able to act quickly and rely on his all-important first aid skills when his baby son Ruben choked on a twenty-pence piece at their home in Chester.
‘Instinct took over,’ Ugo said. ‘I picked him up and turned him on his front, and hit him sharply on his back. After I’d hit him on his back a couple of times, the twenty-pence piece came out.’
NCT Baby First Aid courses, run in partnership with the British Red Cross, are designed to build your confidence as a parent or carer in dealing with emergency situations, from choking to burns and high temperatures to CPR.
They run for 2.5 hours and babies up to the age of six months are welcome to attend with adults.
You can choose daytime, evening or weekend sessions – whatever’s convenient for you.
With children you need to be ready to deal with first aid scenarios at the drop of a hat.
Click here to find your nearest NCT First Aid course.