PLAYING IT SAFE: The Kingaroy Ambulance are set to educate young mothers about first aid for their loved ones.
PLAYING IT SAFE: The Kingaroy Ambulance are set to educate young mothers about first aid for their loved ones. APA Kingaroy Facebook

Baby first aid to help families play it safe

FAMILIES with young children have enough challenges in their day-to-day lives, let alone the pressure of an emergency situation arising in the home.

To ease concerns for parents, Australian Breastfeeding Association Kingaroy will be hosting their first Baby First Aid session on Wednesday July 17 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Presented by the Kingaroy Ambulance, the free session will be discussing what to do in the case of an emergency involving a child, such as choking or poisoning from snake bites.

There will also be a breastfeeding counsellor at the event to speak with mums about any queries they might want answered.

ABA Kingaroy Group Leader Sarah Aitken organised the seminar as she feels that knowing the basics of first aid is vital, especially for children.

With two young ones at home, Ms Aitken said she thought some women might not know what to do in an emergency.

She said she would hate for them to feel hopeless and that they couldn't help their child.

Ms Aitken's idea was inspired by another local Lauren Flint who hosts a group called South Burnett Mum's Information and Support Group where health professional from around the area provide important information to new parents.

Due to an unforeseen medical event, Ms Aitken said the session might not go ahead if the ambulance needs to attend an emergency, however, she is hopeful it will happen.

For further information about Baby First Aid session, contact Ms Aitken via her email abakingaroy@yaho.com or send a message to the Facebook page.

South Burnett

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