Since becoming a mum, I have started to worry more about possible accidents and causalities that may occur. It also occurred to me that if something was to happen, I wouldn’t have a clue what to do, or would panic so much that I would probably make the situation worse.
Thankfully Daisy First Aid got in touch with me and asked if I would like to attend one of their classes. I jumped at the chance and booked on to the next available 2 hour family and carer class in my area. This 2 hour class is aimed at anyone who would like to have basic first aid and emergency life saver trainer, anyone from new and expectant parents, grandparents, carers and babysitters are welcome.
Mitch and I went to a class last Sunday which was ran by a lovely lady called Nicola, she runs classes in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas. Nicola is a qualified Paediatric First Aider, she’s been a trainer for 15 years and is also a mother of two, so she had a story or two to tell us about times her children have gotten into mischief. I loved how she related the content we were going through in class to real life stories and situations, I think it helped me to absorb the information better.
There is a lot you are taught in class, but it’s taught in a really relaxed and friendly manner so that you don’t feel overwhelmed with information. There is also plenty of time for you to have a go of any of the demonstrations that were shown. Nicola was absolutely wonderful at answering any questions and made me feel comfortable to ask anything, no matter how silly it may have sounded in my head. Here is the course content…
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Recovery Positions
- Resuscitation & CPR
- Head injuries
- Febrile Seizures
- Other Childhood conditions.
We both came away from the class feeling so much more confident in ourselves that if any accident was to happen we would be more informed on how to deal with it. And I know you can’t stop everything from happening but I do feel that I am more aware of possible dangers and accidents that may happen so could maybe prevent something happening in the first place, hopefully.
I would definitely recommend Daisy First Aid classes to any parents or those expecting, or anyone who spends time around babies and children. It’s such a great investment to make and you never know when you might need to use it.
They have classes all over the UK so check out their website to find a class near you. They also have the option for you to host a class at your house with a group of friends, which you can read more about here. Whilst you’re browsing through their site you might see a famous face or two in their picture gallery. Oh and babies and breastfeeding are very welcome at all classes.
Thank you so much Daisy First Aid and to Nicola who made our class so enjoyable and educational. Let me know if any of you decide to book on to a course!
Love Lucy x