Accidents always happen when you have children. And with four, I have my hands full.
My youngest, Buddy, has had a few incidents choking on food (due to laughing with his sisters at the dining table), so we always have to watch out.
When Petal was younger, I caught her holding a bottle of bleach. It wasn’t open, but I had no idea if she had drunk any and made her drink milk as a precaution.
‘So much fun’
The Red Cross course has really put my mind at rest and given me the confidence to deal with issues in the right way, should they arise in the future.
I never knew first aid could be so much fun, and all my children really enjoyed learning it alongside me.
I was amazed to hear that seven out of ten children are likely to visit A&E at some point in their lifetime, yet only nine per cent of parents feel confident to perform first aid.
I really hope the Red Cross’ new First Aid Rapped Up campaign helps change these shocking statistics.
It’s so important for parents and parents-to-be to learn these basic skills because you never know when you may need them.