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Baby and Child First Aid

Simple skills to help keep babies and children safe

Woman and man comforting a girl sitting on the floor with a tea towel cold compress applied to her head.© InfoHere's a simple and easy way to learn basic first aid skills to help keep children and babies safe.

(Note: a baby is less than one year old and a child is aged between one and puberty.)

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We love to hear from people who have stepped forward to help in a first aid emergency. If you have a first aid story that you'd be happy to share, please email yourstory@redcross.org.uk including your name, telephone number and some brief details about what happened.

The British Red Cross will only use your information to contact you about your first aid story.

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Teach first aid

Use films, quizzes and worksheets to help students learn essential first aid skills.

Give young people the skills and confidence to help in a first aid emergency.