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Infant First Aid - What You Need to Know - We Train You

Young children have a habit of getting up to mischief. Whether that’s putting something in their mouth that poses a danger, tripping and falling while learning to walk, or pulling something on top of them; there are almost countless ways a child can get injured.

Luckily, most of the time, you can wrestle the forbidden objects out of their hand before it reaches their mouth or kiss their minor cuts and scrapes better. Unfortunately, occasionally, the situation can be more severe and you may be required to deliver urgent, life-saving care.

Infant first aid classes are the perfect antidote to the anxiety that can plague parents and those who work with young children. Once trained, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to act calmly and quickly to resolve the situation rapidly.

Who should take infant first aid classes?

At We Train You, we offer first aid training for parents and first aid training for those who either work in education or care for children. However, it’s important to note that this training isn’t exclusively for these groups of people. Whether you’re an older sibling, a grandparent, or just a caring citizen; the more people who are qualified, the better.

If you have qualified as a standard first aider, we still recommend taking an infant-specific course. Infants and children, due to their smaller and more delicate bodies, require procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Choking management to be administered differently compared to an adult due to their different airways. They are also more prone to airway issues such as asthma and anaphylaxis, which are life-threatening.

First aid training for parents

Our first aid training course for parents provides parents with the confidence to administer first aid across a range of scenarios. Topics covered include:

  • How to deal with an unresponsive baby or child, and how to perform CPR.
  • Anaphylaxis – a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening.
  • Asthma
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Fever, and febrile seizures which can occur when an infant gets too hot.
  • Head Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Whooping cough
  • Rashes

Depending on your reasons for taking the course, we can provide you with an accreditation following the successful completion of the course. (HLTAID001 – Provide CPR).