Essential First Aid for Babies




Essential First Aid for Babies

This course is designed to give you the basic theoretical skills to help your baby if they have a medical emergency. It is not designed to replace a practical course but will help empower you with skills and confidence to assess what is wrong and implement basic first aid to help.

It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.

The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.

The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, qualified nurse, first aid trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact

Course contents:
Action in an emergency
Keep yourself safe
Priorities of treatment
What to put in your first aid kit
Information to give the emergency services
The primary survey – how to help in an emergency
Unresponsive and breathing
Recovery position
How to put a baby into the recovery position
Head injuries
Final lesson