So the day of the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon has come and gone and you’ve probably seen my photos all over my social media saying that I did it so I thought I’d put a post together about how I managed to survive! Since drunkenly signing up in January I have put in so much training, the longest run I did before the big day was 10.5 miles so I was terrified when it actually came to the day… Read more
You might remember back in January when I had a few too many glasses of Prosecco and signed myself and my other half up to do a half marathon, I couldn’t even run a kilometre back then and quickly regretted the decision! Not one to back out of a drunken mistake I actually decided that hell yes I can do that and started on a training programme to get me across the finish line! 13.1 miles is a BLOODY LONG WAY and the time is almost here for me to actually do it! Our summer has revolved around training, training and more training and to date I have clocked up over 650KM. I’m tired, really tired but I know I can do this! Read more
Living in the digital age is pretty magical but it can be a really worrying time for parents, there is so much available on the internet that we don’t want our kids to see. NSPCC research found that children were as likely to find pornography accidentally, as to deliberately search for it. Innocent searches can sometimes reveal not so innocent results. Read more
You know when you wake up and think “OMG! What have I done?” today was one of those moments… Last night after a few glasses of prosecco (yes I know it was a school night, it was our anniversary) I decided it would be a great idea to sign myself and my other half up to do the Robin Hood Half Marathon!!!!! I don’t feel quite so confident and invincible today hahaha! Read more
St John Ambulance has launched Nursery Rhymes Inc. a campaign that teaches parents and the wider public how to help a baby who’s stopped breathing. New research* shows that this is the first aid emergency parents are most worried about, yet only one in four know how to help. Nursery Rhymes Inc. teaches baby CPR in a short, clear and reassuring way to help parents remember what to do in an emergency.
Watching your baby or child start to choke is a very scary thing, I’ve been there a couple of times and thankfully I have been able to stop them, I did have First Aid training back in my college days so I knew what to do. Many parents don’t know and too many babies are choking so that is why I am happy to help St John’s Ambulance spread the word with their new #TheChokeables video. Anything that might save a babies life is worth sharing. Please help spread the message far and wide!
The campaign was developed after new research for the nation’s leading first aid charity revealed today that four fifths of parents (79%) wouldn’t know how to save their baby from choking to death despite it being a major fear (58%) and 40% having witnessed it.
The research also showed that:
- 53% of parents said knowing first aid would help them feel better prepared and less scared
- Of those who said they knew how to save a choking baby, only 29% knew the correct, recommended technique. Nearly three quarters of parents (71%) selected the wrong answer when given multiple choice options
- 39% of parents think choking is the most important first aid skill to learn as a parent
- Of the parents who’d witnessed their baby choke, 77% said their baby choked on food, 14% on vomit, and 9% on toys. Other causes included coins, mucus/phlegm, marbles, and pen lids.
St John Ambulance CEO, Sue Killen, said:
‘Knowing what to do in an emergency can be the difference between life and death, especially with something like choking. We all know how time pressed parents are so this film makes it as easy as possible to learn first aid – in less than 40 seconds we can all know a skill that could save a life. We hope people watch and share the video with their friends and family so more people have the confidence to act in an emergency.’
In addition to the advert, St John Ambulance has released new resources on its website to inspire everyone to learn life saving first aid skills.