Last week I posted a video promoting the collaboration between Tesco & St John’s Ambulance on a baby grow that ‘teaches’ new parents CPR. I am so impressed by this idea, as a ‘teen mom’ I learned dangerously little about first aid while pregnant with my daughter and made no effort to educated myself when I had my son at an (in theory) older and wiser 26. You could be forgiven for assuming I was just totally laid back but no, far from it, I’m still on high alert for kidnapping and cot death with an 11 and (almost) 5 year old in my care so imagine my paranoia with a newborn. 3/4 parents say their child not breathing is their biggest fear in an emergency situation yet only 1/4 of us knows what to do if that happens. I was chatting to my friend Rowena about those mattress alarms that you can buy to alert you in the night if your child stops breathing.. I had been tempted, she had actually bought one. We are so worried about this happening we’re prepared to spend hundreds of pounds on a device to alarm us if the worst happens but did she know what to do if the alarm went off? NO! How crazy is that! I am more than happy to promote this campaign until the cows come home because I can’t believe it’s the first one of it’s kind I’ve heard of and how effective it could be at raising awareness of very basic CPR skills that I’m ashamed to admit I had zero knowledge of.
St John’s Ambulance teams were scattered across Tesco stores last week giving out information and baby grows to promote the campaign for one day only. Although you don’t NEED the baby grow to learn the steps I realise there are a fair few among you who wanted to pick one up but missed out. SJA have been giving some away on social media so if you keep your eyes peeled you might be able to nab one on twitter but I have 5 to give away right here in my house. Use the rafflecopter doodah below to enter and I’ll pick 5 names out of the digital hat next week. In the meantime you can check out this video for more info