“Top Ten Most Popular” Kids First Aid Blog Articles – 2017 Edition

Every month we publish a blog article that explains what to do if a child or baby is experiencing a unique scenario that may require first aid. Here are the top ten most popular post on our blog, ranked in order.

These articles are essential reading for all parents and carers.

One: Parent’s Guide To Treating Grazes

If there are three things that are certain in life they are death, taxes, and grazes on children’s knees and elbows. In this article you’ll learn how to treat a graze as soon as it happens, and you’ll also know what to do if a graze becomes infected. Read here.


Two: Should I Take My Toddler To Hospital After A Bang On The Head?

One of the most worrying things to see on a young child is a rapid swelling of the head after a fall or bang. In this article, you’ll learn:

  1. The difference between minor and serious head injuries
  2. Treating minor head injuries
  3. Treating more serious head injuries


Three: Should You Let Your Child Sleep After A Fall?

Children fall over all the time; often during their toddler years and in the playground at school. But a serious accident, where the child hurts their head, can be a real cause for concern. In this article you’ll learn the three steps to safety, after your child takes a fall. Read here.


Four: How to Treat Children for Bee and Wasp Stings

For a child, a sting can be a big deal; especially when stung for the first time. In this article you’ll learn the difference between wasps and bees, and how to treat each sting type accordingly. Read here.


Five: What to do if your baby has swallowed something

Babies learn about the world quickly, and in several different ways. One of their key learning mechanisms is by putting things in their mouths – taste and touch working in tandem. But every now and then, a baby will swallow whatever it is they are trying to learn about: and that can have disastrous effects. In this article you’ll learn how to respond if you suspect your baby has swallowed something. Read here.


Six: Dealing with Accidental Amputations

Accidental amputation of limbs can happen at any time and any place, and young children’s delicate limbs are most at risk. In this article, you’ll learn about:

  1. Treating an amputated limb
  2. Preserving the severed limb
  3. Avoid the #1 common mistake that can have disastrous effects


Seven: What To Do If You Think Your Child Has Fractured A Bone

When a child does fracture a bone, there is likely to be a lot of pain, probably tears and shock. In this article you’ll learn the action steps you should take if your child has fractured or broken a bone. Read here.


Eight: Spotting and Treating an Allergic Reaction

Knowing the signs of allergy – and how to treat a child suffering an allergic reaction – is a vital skill for a parent. In this article you’ll learn:

  1. What is an allergy?
  2. Signs of an allergic reaction
  3. What to do


Nine: What to do when a Child Puts Something up Their Nose

It’s inevitable — there comes a time when almost every child shoves something up their nose. In this article, you’ll learn a clever way of dislodging a foreign object stuck in a nasal passage. Read here.


Ten: Parent’s Guide: How to treat a Jellyfish Sting

One of our country’s greatest pleasures is to enjoy a hot summer’s day swimming with our kids at the beach. Unfortunately, there are a few hidden dangers lurking in the water that can spoil your fun, particularly for your children. One of the more common dangers is a sting from a Jellyfish. This article explains a seven-step treatment method for Jellyfish stings. Read here.

Seeing Your Child In An Emergency Can Be Horrifying – Feeling Helpless is Worse

With the help of our training, you’ll sleep easy knowing that you’re prepared for almost every emergency.

  • If your child is burnt or scalded, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child eats something and starts choking, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child experiences a sudden seizure, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child has been underwater and drowning, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child is suffering from a super-high fever, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child suffers a severe allergic reaction, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child swallows poison or a household substance, you’ll be prepared.
  • If your child has an accident and breaks a bone, you’ll be prepared.

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