Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 20
It’s a simple case of doing the numbers: the more children you have the higher the risks of accidents. As parents of five young children (aged 0-7) that means hip daddy and I have to be prepared for absolutely everything and know what to do in case of emergency. I’d like to think we are always cool, calm and collected but I know I panic easily so to boost our confidence and refresh our knowledge I sent hubby along to a Kids First Aid course on Sunday:
Kids First Aid offers the only first aid courses in Australia delivered exclusively by experienced paramedics, designed to teach parents and caregivers how to respond calmly and confidently to 10 of the most common first aid emergency situations involving children. Kids First Aid courses are currently available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide.
Over the course of three hours (a ‘do-able’ time for busy parents) the friendly Kids First Aid paramedics guided participants through a range of childhood emergencies that any parent will most likely experience at some point in time. In our family we have so far ‘ticked off’ choking, fractures, fevers and burns and while I obviously hope we will never encounter any of these horrible situations it is very important we know what to do when it does happen.
The hand-on approach, the obvious experience of the course leaders and the fact that the course tailored to the specific needs of young families have left hip daddy more confident and prepared. It had been several years since he last attended a first aid course so it was a valuable and practical refresher, hubby was especially grateful to learn the latest CPR instructions (which have changed considerably over time) and how to deal with cases of drowning and bleeding.
At the end of the session participants were given a handy poster that you can hang up at home as a quick reference guide, for the participant but also for any other caregivers in the home who may need to act in a case of emergency. As I was unable to attend the course myself the poster helped hubby talk me through the different situations with all the information still fresh on his mind, now we both feel better prepared for the scary side of parenting.
To find out more Kids First Aid, to browse locations/dates near you and to book a course online visit www.kidsfirstaid.com.au. For a welcome 10% discount get in touch with Kids First Aid via email today.
For your chance to win a First Aid Kit (RRP $35.95) AND a free ticket to a Kids First Aid course near you (RRP $85, subject to availability) enter our giveaway below. Please note that by entering this competition the lucky winner agrees to answer six short questions about his/her experience with Kids First Aid.