Could you give CPR to your baby, or know what to do if your child swallows a toxic substance? If not, you’re not alone.
A nationwide study by findababysitter.com has highlighed a worrying lack of first aid knowledge among parents in the UK, with 7 in 10 parents admitting that they did not know how to help their child in a medical emergency.
The results also revealed that 72% of parents across the UK wouldn’t know how to assist an unconscious child, administer CPR or attend to burns and scalds.
The findings reinforce how important it is for parents to learn basic first aid skills and the confidence to use them in an emergency.
- First aid basics for babies
- Essential emergency first aid kit
- How to treat a burn – a parents’ guide
- How to treat a fire burn
- How to treat an electrical burn