5 Tips for Teaching Your Young Child First Aid

Collaborative Post¦ Teaching your little one first aid may sound a bit scary. If you think about it, this would probably be one of their first introductions to danger and how scary the world is. So, as a parent, it’s entirely understandable if this is something that you’re not exactly comfortable sharing. However, it’s still very vital that this is something that still gets done.

 Every child needs to learn about this in case they need to help themselves or help someone else. There are plenty of real-world examples of this exact thing happening to a child. So, for this reason alone, it’s valid why a child needs to learn. However, with that said, here are some ways to teach your child about first aid without making it seem scary.

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The world is your classroom

Why not use some real-world examples? Most likely, your child is going to get hurt, or maybe even you, the parent, will get hurt. It’s one of those things to consider. They can learn that getting hurt doesn’t need to be scary, and they’ll also learn what exactly needs to be done. So, this could be something that you can try out. Plus, you can use these real-world examples to show them what is happening and what needs to be done to fix it.

Keep it light-hearted

You must let your children know that first aid doesn’t have to be a scary thing. You could visit site and maybe see if they can get enrolled in a class. But alternatively, depending on their age, there may be videos they can watch instead. Some cartoon shows that children love will often times have an episode about first aid. But there are probably plenty of videos online that are child-friendly teaching this. Plus, you can go the extra step and even buy them some toys that teach about first aid. That can be a very light-hearted way to teach them.

Make sure your child knows how to get help

This includes what to do and how to do it. Also, let them know that there are some things they can do, but other things would need to be for a medical professional to get done instead.

Teach children when they should call emergency services

This is usually taught right around a child turns four or five, and this is a great time to teach children about first aid too. Let your child know that calling emergency services needs to be done only when a major emergency is happening, such as if someone fell and they can’t get up if they’re not waking up, or in other scenarios. This can be difficult to discuss with your child, but this is certainly something that has to get done.

Focus on emergencies your family is most likely to encounter

What is the most likely scenario that can happen to you and your family? These are going to be the ones that need to be addressed. What are the odds that something will happen to you, your other children, or even your parents? Giving realistic examples can help your child out.

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