Many parents worry about different conditions affecting their baby, such as finding their baby not breathing or meningitis. Make sure you know the first aid techniques for these scenarios.
These videos from St John Ambulance can teach you some of the first aid basics that can help you care for a baby who’s in trouble.
What to do first: how to do a primary survey
If your baby is hurt, the first thing to do is to check their injuries — this is called the primary survey. In this video, a St John Ambulance trainer explains the steps.
Find out more about the baby primary survey and the Dr. ABC step here.
How to do baby CPR
If a baby is unresponsive and not breathing, giving a baby CPR can help keep them alive until an ambulance arrives.
In this video a St John Ambulance trainer shows you how to give CPR to a baby.
Learn more about paediatric first aid and baby CPR here.
What to do if your baby is choking
Your baby may be choking if they suddenly become distressed, have noisy breathing, if they are unable to cry or cough. In some cases they may not be able to make any noise or breathe. In this
In this video a St John Ambulance trainer shows you what to do if your baby is choking and takes you through choking first aid for babies.
Find out more about what to do if your baby is choking here.
More first aid advice from St John’s Ambulance
St John’s Ambulance have videos on everything from cuts and grazes to electric shocks and meningitis on their First Aid for Parents YouTube playlist: view all of the videos here.