A recent British study revealed that almost a quarter of parents do not feel they know how to administer infant or child first aid. While 21% of parents have been in a first aid situation involving their children, only 31% felt confident in doing so. Moreover, 38% were so insecure in their skills they worried their child would die. On the other hand, 20% thought their child would suffer lasting injury and 11% were unable to act, freezing completely.
Children, especially infants, rely on their parents for every need. In addition to learning basic first aid skills, which every parent should do before having a baby, and taking refresher courses every two years, it is wise to take all precautions to safeguard the home.