The Red Cross Baby & Child Life-Saving App: My Review
The free app provides useful advice on a range of accidents that most parents have to attempt to deal with at some point, from choking on a sweet, nasty cuts and asthma attacks, to meningitis and falling unconscious.
I’ve been on numerous first aid courses over the years through my role as a social worker in fostering, but I tend to forget a lot of the training quite soon afterwards from the lack of practice in my day to day life. I love this app because it helps to refresh my memory of the training, and it reassures me that I will actually be able to help my son and any other child if they have an accident, rather than trying to recall the training in a state of panic!
There are videos, animations and tips, and you can then test your knowledge using the built in first aid quizzes.
There’s also a hospital finder in case a of emergency while you’re out and about, as well as a section where you can store your child’s medication needs and any allergies.
To download the app, visit the British Red Cross.