Peter Gallacher
By Peter Gallacher

FREE basic first aid courses for parents

First aid courses for parents

Eight out of ten parents are unable to cope if their child chokes or stops breathing.

If your baby or child choked or stopped breathing, would you know what to do to save their life? A recent survey commissioned by the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club revealed that more than 82% of parents who faced one of these emergency situations didn’t know what to do.

Choking (58%) and falls/bumps to head (37%) are the two main safety concerns of parents and parents-to-be. Yet half have never completed a first-aid course and 31% did so more than two years ago, despite the recommendation to take a refresher course at least every two years.

In response to these shocking figures, Tesco Baby & Toddler Club is launching its successful BabySafe campaign for the third year in a row. This series of free, unique seminars run by experts from the Royal Life Saving Society UK helps teach parents invaluable lifesaving skills to keep their baby safe.

This video, which offers advice on what parents should do in emergency situations, features campaign supporter and celebrity mum Terri Dwyer and Dr Hannah Shore from the Royal Life Saving Society UK.


Extra information:

From November 2009 to March 2010, eight BabySafe seminars will be held in key locations around the country:

* Bristol - Monday 2 November 2009

* Guildford - Monday 9 November 2009

* Slough - Thursday 12 November 2009

* Cheshunt - Monday 25 January 2010

* Coventry - Tuesday 26 January 2010

* Chester - Wednesday 10 February 2010

* Beverley - Wednesday 24 February 2010

* Falkirk - Thursday 11 March 2010

All participants will receive a goody bag containing a free BabySafe DVD and a selection of products.

For more information on the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign and to book a place at one of the seminars, visit or call the registration hotline on 01733 385 174.

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