“Only 1 in 4 parents in a St John Ambulance survey said they would know what to do if their baby had stopped breathing. Would you know what to do?”
I’m not ashamed to admit it… I’m prone to a panic.
It can be the most simple of things that sets me off but, as a mum and an over-thinker, I can often find myself stressing out about the most simple of things – like forgetting I’ve left my husbands shirts in the washing machine and then remembering that at 2am that they’re in there when he needs them dry for work by 6am. Stupid stuff like that. So, imagine my worry when I stop and consider how I would react in an emergency situation. I genuinely worry if I would be much help to anyone in a moment of need, especially dire medical need, so when I was asked by St John Ambulance to go to an event to learn a bit about baby/child CPR, I jumped at the chance. Education is key, and I was very keen to educate myself…and now you guys!
Today, I went along with some other lovely bloggers to an event being run by Tesco and St John ambulance to learn the basics of Baby CPR (with a very nice chap who is an expert St John Ambulance trainer). The point of the event was to arm us with some basic life saving skills and to show us the new #CPRbabygrow that has been designed for their new, joint campaign.
The campaign is warm, friendly and intended to educate, not scare-monger.
Last year, research carried out by St John Ambulance found that only one in four parents would know what to do if their baby (or child) stopped breathing, despite most saying that this was the first aid emergency that they fear the most. Because of this, Tesco have decided to team up with St John Ambulance to help educate parents, carers and family members to feel more confident by arming them with some basic knowledge of this life saving skill. This is how the CPR Baby-grow idea was born (excuse the pun).
With the help of the old nursery rhyme favourite, Humpty Dumpty, Tesco and St John Ambulance have created a baby-grow that provides all the life-saving information you need on it, to help you remember what to do, just in case an emergency should happen.
In selected stores, on the 13th of October, Tesco will be running first aid demonstrations and giving away some limited edition baby-grows (while stocks last) whilst helping to fund raise for St John Ambulance’s life saving work with a suggested donation of £3 per babygrow.
The baby grow in question can be seen in the picture below.
As you’ll see, it’s bright, colourful, friendly, unisex and, most importantly, not scary! The thought of having to use these CPR skills on a baby is terrifying, but what would be worse is if you had no idea what to do at all. Knowledge is power as they say.
You can watch the video made by St John Ambulance and Tesco on how the CPR Baby grow works below.
Little Baby Lucy is super cute…but that’s because she is someone else’s. I don’t want anymore thanks… 😉
So, use the store checker to see if your local store is taking part and if so, do head there on the 13th of October to watch a demo, snap up a babygrow and help support the amazing charity that is, St John Ambulance by donating £3 if you do. Without these guys, more lives would be at risk – the work they do is so important.
If you wish to learn more about St John Ambulance and the work they do, you would like to donate your time (or maybe some pennies!) or find out more about the #CPRbabygrow campaign, you can do so by clicking the link below.