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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 an easy way to learn simple first aid skills to help keep children and babies safe (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 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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Baby and child first aid app

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Baby & child first aid courses

We run first aid courses in many
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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.