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British Red Cross creates a new app for parents

First aid for babies and children app launched

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The British Red Cross has launched a baby and child first aid app giving free first aid tips and advice for parents.

The app includes useful advice and tips on a range of topics, from allergic reactions to how to treat burns and head injuries. Where relevant, the advice is divided into categories for babies (under one) and children (from one to puberty).

The advice and tips are bought to life with videos and animated diagrams, which give step-by-step instructions for what to do in different situations. 

The app also includes first aid quizzes to test your knowledge once you’ve digested all the information, to make sure you know what to do in any situation.

It’s also important to childproof your home to keep your kids safe – there are lots of gadgets available specifically designed for this purpose.  

Mobile phone apps

With everyone (including little ones) increasingly embracing technology, there are now a huge range of apps available for both parents and children, for everything from advice to entertainment and social networking.

We asked parents, mums-to-be and children to test a range of different apps to tell us which are the best apps for pregnancy, parents and kids.

Favourites included My Pregnancy Today and iBaby Activity Tracker, which allows you to log your baby’s activities, such as when she or he eats and sleeps, and record growth. For kids, iStory Book was a big hit.

First aid courses

The baby and child app is good a way to access first aid advice for free when you need it. Having essentials in a first aid kit that is kept close at hand is also important for dealing with those surprise bumps and scrapes children are bound to have. 

The British Red Cross offers a number of first aid courses for both individuals and companies wishing to train members of staff. There are also specific baby and child first aid courses, available as day or evening sessions.

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