Out with NCT, in with The Bump Class. For all you new, and experienced moms who have always wanted to take a pediatric first aid, course, I have the one for you. Our family doctor, Dr Chiara Hunt, and her team of baby experts are offering these great classes, which I just had to share. Now, I understand that not all of my readers can attend a London CPR training facility, but there are a lot of facilities out there that teach first aid and CPR, no matter if it’s for a grown adult or baby.
When it comes to caring for a newborn, everything that you may already know about first aid might no longer be relevant. Why? Because they are much more fragile than us, and we could hurt them if we were to perform life-saving care that was made for an adult. If an adult needs resuscitating, you could help to treat them by using an on-site defibrillator, (more info here) to send a shock to their heart. But would you do the same thing to a newborn baby? That’s why these classes are beneficial for parents. You could be saving a life.
Even if you aren’t yet a parent or don’t have any young children in your family, it would still be beneficial to go, as you might not know when you need to administer this type of lifesaving care. This could be the difference between a child making it to a hospital whilst having a better chance of surviving or not, and that is something that should be done at every given opportunity. On the topic of healthcare, it is important that everyone has some sort of coverage to help with any medical attention they receive, and if you come from a low-income family, you could be eligible to qualify for medi-cal program in your area (click for more info). This could also help with any future treatment you need to receive too, so taking the time to attend classes like this one, and filling in the necessary paperwork could be crucial.
Being in charge of a helpless newborn can be over-whelming for first time parents. Many find that having a good basic knowledge of paediatric first aid gives them added confidence to care for their baby on their own. The session covers resuscitation including choking and the recovery position, fol-lowed by treatment of common illnesses and accidents.
Two-hour training courses are run regularly and we encourage every carer to attend including family members and nannies.