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Parents told us that over 40% of them have witnessed their own baby choke and when we quizzed them on the first aid, we found that over four-fifths don’t know what to do in this situation.
Other key findings from our research revealed:
- 40% of parents have witnessed their baby choke
- 53% of parents said knowing first aid would help them feel better prepared and less scared
- Of those who said knew how to save a choking baby, only 29% actually know the correct, recommended technique. Nearly three quarters of parents (71%) selected the wrong answer when given multiple choice options
- 39% of parents think choking is the most important first aid skill to learn as a parent
- Of the parents who’d witnessed their baby choke, 77% said their baby choked on food, 14% on vomit, and 9% on toys. Other causes included coins, mucus/phlegm, marbles, and pen lids.
Emergency Life Support Child & Infant
This course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face parents and professionals (teachers, au pairs, playgroup and nursery assistants) looking after young children and infants.
- Bleeding severe
- Communication and casualty care
- Primary survey
- Role of the first aider
- Unconscious casualty
First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn it, so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.