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Is My Baby Choking?

Choking is many parents' greatest fear and often weaning is approached with trepidation. Gagging on food, is part of a baby's learning process and is to be encouraged. Choking is dangerous and can prove fatal. Read more to learn how to recognise gagging and choking, plus clear first aid advice to help your baby, should they choke.

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Click here for our free choking course

Watch our video on how to tell if your baby is choking & what to do to help

Next Dates for Practical First Aid Courses

6-hour Emergency First Aid at Work and Paediatric course: Wednesday 28th August (FULL), Friday 30th August (FULL), Saturday 31st August (FULL) Wednesday 4th September (FULL) Friday 6th September (FULL) Saturday 7th September (some spaces still available), Friday 13th September, Wednesday 18th September, Saturday 21st September, Friday 27th September, Saturday 28th September.

3-hour Emergency courses: Saturday 14th September (FULL) Wednesday 2nd October, Saturday 5th October, Friday 11th October, Wednesday 23rd October, Saturday 2nd November, Friday 15th November, Saturday 30th November, Wednesday 4th December.

First Aid for Dogs:Thursday 5th September (just 6 places left) Saturday 12th October, Friday 29th November. All from 1.30 to 4.30 pm.

First Aid for Teenagers: Thursday 24th October (October half term) - or arrange your own course with a group of friends or family and we'll come and teach where and when it suits you!

3-day blended FAW: Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 2019

Check for last minute availability or contact us if there is a specific date you need. Happy to add you to one of our waiting lists too.

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The Risks Of Driving With Premature and Low-Weight Babies

Carrying babies in child seats for long periods of time is well documented as potentially harmful. Now, newer studies highlight the dangers for premature or low-birth-weight children. Parents are urged to take extra care when selecting their car seats and adhere to the latest guidance whenever possible, to maximise the safety of their baby in the car..

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Thank you

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Watch Emma demonstrate first aid for a choking dog to TalkRADIO's Mike Graham.

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5 Emergency Techniques Pet Owners Should Know - they could save your dog's life

Top techniques all pet owners should know, from checking a pulse to giving life-saving CPR.

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Click here for our free ebook: Emergency Tips and Techniques to Save Your Dog's Life

Watch our video on 5 techniques all pet owners should know

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