PARENTS are urged to attend an infant first aid class after research showed only one in four would know what to do if their child stopped breathing.
St John Ambulance is running baby CPR demonstrations as part of its latest life-saving campaign.
One of the sessions will be at the Dearne Valley Group Practice’s Thurnscoe Centre on Wednesday, February 17 from noon to 3.30pm.
CPR for babies is different than for adults in that only two fingers should be used to give pumps to the chest.
The first aid charity said last year’s campaign The Chokeables — teaching parents how what to do if a child is choking — saved 46 children.
Regional director Simon Dunn said: “The Chokeables was a real step forward for us and the response was amazing.
“We’ve listened to parents and we know that they want to learn first aid skills in a way that’s easy and memorable. That’s what inspired the creation of Nursery Rhymes Inc.
“We know that a major barrier to parents’ learning is that baby CPR frightens them, so we’ve removed the fear factor and made it as reassuring as possible by making this new video and putting on a set of courses.”