Our specially designed Baby First Aid course provides the essentials to help cope with an injury or emergency. Run in partnership with British Red Cross, the course helps parents and raises much needed funds.

Baby first aid course

NCT Baby First Aid courses are delivered by quality-assured British Red Cross trainers. Taking Baby First Aid training can help build your confidence as a parent, whether your child is under one year old or an older child of up to twelve years.

"Being a nervous new parent who has never done a Baby First Aid course before, this made me feel more confident, calmer and more assertive."

- New parent, Carl (Tower Hamlets)

What to expect

Our highly trained British Red Cross partners deliver a 2.5 hour session for small groups of new and expectant parents. You can even attend with your babe in arms (under six months old). 

Topics covered include:

  • Unresponsive baby and child (breathing and not breathing)
  • Choking baby and child
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Raised temperatures
  • Meningitis

Other First Aid courses

Some of our local NCT communities work with local providers (other than British Red Cross) to deliver first aid training and help prepare parents for their little ones’ mishaps. You can check who is delivering the first aid course when you do your local search.

Find your local first aid course

Find your local course now to help you and your baby.

Volunteer at your next NCT event

Join your local NCT’s volunteer team to help run these invaluable courses for parents. It only takes 30 minutes to set up and promote the course. You can help parents make valuable connections by taking 15 minutes to welcome them to the course and tell them about NCT local parent activities. It helps to raise funds that could support even more similar activities for parents.

You will be joining a friendly bunch of local volunteers who arrange loads of great activities for local parents. Find out more about volunteering.

How much time can you spare a month ?

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