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St John Ambulance: Official Baby & Paediatric First Aid

Essential Lifesaving First Aid & CPR Skills for Parents, Guardians & Carers in an Emergency Situation
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Perform a primary survey
Know what to do if your baby is choking
Know what to do if your baby is unresponsive
Know what to do if your baby has a seizure
Know what to do if your baby isn’t breathing

Why is baby first aid important?

Many parents are worried about different conditions that could affect their baby. If you’re a parent, grandparent, a carer or if you work with babies, learning baby first aid will give you confidence to save a life when it really counts.

Our baby first aid course teaches simple, lifesaving skills. First aid topics are taught in line with babies’ developmental stages, helping to reassure parents and prepare them for the first year and beyond.

We cover a whole range of different conditions and techniques; from knowing how to put an infant in the recovery position if they are unresponsive but breathing, to giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they’re not.

What will you learn?

Primary survey

What to do if your baby is choking

What to do if your baby is unresponsive

What to do if your baby has a seizure

What to do if your baby isn’t breathing

What are the requirements?

This course is suitable for parents, grandparents and anyone who spends time looking after babies.

Who are St John Ambulance?

St John Ambulance is the UK’s leading first aid charity.

Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.

St John Ambulance training

Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.

We’re the leading provider of workplace training, reaching over 250,000 people a year and we also teach in the community, giving people access to important skills they wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to learn.



St John Ambulance: We Save Lives

An insight into the incredible, life saving work our people provide every single day. From providing first aid training to adults and young people up and down the country, volunteering at events – on standby to save lives - to working with the UK's National Health Service to deliver ambulance services and respond to emergency calls. We’re passionate about teaching, providing and raising awareness of first aid – so that more people can be the difference between a life lost, and a life saved.

Baby & Paediatric First Aid


First aid saves lives and knowing what to do in an emergency can make all the difference. First aid is a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. In this lecture Karen describes the importance of learning first aid and how the course will give you knowledge and confidence to save a life when it really counts.

Primary Survey

If your baby is hurt, you will need to assess their injuries using the primary survey. In this lecture Izzy will teach you how you can use the primary survey as a quick way help you establish what is wrong with your baby and the best way you can help them.

Nursery Rhymes Inc. Baby CPR Song - First Aid Advice

Brush up on your first aid skill and learn Baby CPR with the stars of Nursery Rhymes Inc., the new advert from St John Ambulance. Remember the song, in case things go wrong.

Baby Not Breathing (on your own)

If a baby is unresponsive and not breathing, giving a baby CPR can help keep them alive until an ambulance arrives. In this lecture Darryl will teach you what CPR is, why we do it and how it is performed. You will also learn when to ring for an ambulance when dealing with an unresponsive and not breathing baby on your own.

Baby Not Breathing (with a person to help)

If a baby is unresponsive and not breathing, you’ll need to do CPR. In this lecture Darryl will teach you how to perform CPR when someone else is present to help you.

Real Time Run-Through

The first aid emergency that parents are most worried about is their baby not breathing, yet only 1 in 4 know what to do. In this lecture you will see Izzy & Darryl work together demonstrating a real-time run-through on how to perform CPR on a baby who is not breathing.

The Chokeables advert: save a choking baby

Find out how to save a choking baby with #TheChokeables


Choking is when your airway gets blocked and you can’t breathe properly. In this lecture Izzy will teach you what to do if your baby is choking, including how to dislodge a blockage and when to call for an ambulance.


Febrile seizures are the most common types of seizure for babies and children. In this lecture Izzy describes how to spot the signs of a febrile seizure and how to respond to them.


Karen summarises what has been taught on the course and describes how you can help us with achieving our vision “Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders” once again thank you for choosing us at St John Ambulance.


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