I wanted to write a short blog on a great training session I did a few months ago before giving birth to Amelia.
If like me, you are a new mum and you don’t know the first thing about first aid for adults, let alone babies, then get yourself on a first aid course.
That was until I found First for Safety.
I did some research online and could only find full day training sessions. Given I didn’t want to take a whole day off work in the lead up to my maternity leave and I really wanted the course to be a little more bespoke to having a new born baby, I wasn’t really all too impressed about what was on offer in the Oxfordshire region.
The benefit with this training course is that they come to your house in the evening, thereby ensuring you don’t need to take any time off work and allowing you to eat biscuits to your hearts content during the session (well maybe that’s just me but anyhow..!)
You just need to get six people to attend the session – I invited all my NCT chums, which meant I was well over the minimum numbers required. It was a two hour course and only £20 per person. Plus the course organiser gets a free first aid manual and kit too.
On the course we learnt everything from baby and child CPR, to what to do in the instance of a burn or a scald and how to deal with a choking baby or child, amongst other things. It was really useful and has definitely given me that reassurance that I needed. If you live in the Oxfordshire area, give Drew and her team some thought as I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/firstforsafety
Or email Drew on: firstname.lastname@example.org