First Aid First Ltd

Would you know what to do if your baby stopped breathing? Or if your toddler choked on a toy? How serious are fevers? Tummy upsets? Bumps on the head? A baby/toddler first aid course designed especially for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
First Aid for Littlies is a baby/toddler first aid course designed especially for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

How do you know if your baby is unwell? When do you need to see a doctor? When should you call an ambulance?

Come on this course and you’ll learn about the many day-to-day concerns of every parent including fevers, coughs and colds, tummy upsets, concussion, burns, allergic reactions, as well as the major emergencies of choking and CPR.

Plus tips on car seats and making your home and garden safe for littlies.

There’s a handy booklet full of information as well.

Questions during courses are very much encouraged - this is the perfect time to get all those doubts and concerns resolved.

And if you don’t have a babysitter available or if you’re just not comfortable leaving your baby with someone else in the early days, you are very welcome to bring your baby with you.

This is a practical, child-focused First Aid Course run by a former Ambulance Paramedic, experienced First Aid Instructor, and Mum to two gorgeous boys.

About First Aid First Ltd

Sarah Thompson founded First Aid First Ltd in 2008.

“It was having children which made me realise how little information is out there, on the practical medical side of caring for a family. As a former ambulance paramedic and first aid instructor, and with a partner who is also a paramedic, we thought we had the medical side of having children covered.

Certainly, we knew how to do CPR, we knew exactly what to do if our baby choked, and we knew how to handle all the "big" things like burns, severe bleeding, allergic reactions, etc. But when our one-week-old baby came down with a cold, we were painfully short on ideas as to how best to ease his symptoms and alleviate his discomfort.

After talking to other parents, I realised just how many things scare parents, from fevers to tummy upsets to bumps on the head. And so, in consultation with numerous friends, family, medics, and other parents, I put together First Aid for Littlies, a course specifically designed for parents, to answer those very many questions and to debunk some of those medical myths.

Naturally, having two young children has helped to keep the courses realistic!”

Feedback on First Aid for Littlies

Here's some feedback about this course from past attendees:

"The most worthwhile course I have been on for kids - one not to miss."

“Thanks so much for the course - so glad to find one that covers general sickness and what to look out for! Especially in the first few weeks I was so unsure what to worry about and what not to.”

"Definitely the best first aid course I've been to with lots of practical advice, so thank you! I was expecting to come and learn about CPR and choking, but the course was so much more comprehensive which was awesome."

"Thank you for the excellent course. It was such a great atmosphere you created through your generous sharing and honesty along with such a human approach. Awesome."

Come and do a course with us

Public courses are run regularly at a central Auckland venue as well as via Zoom for anyone from other parts of New Zealand and also for anyone who is just finding it difficult to get out the door with a baby in tow. The Zoom courses are live and interactive, so there are plenty of opportunities to ask questions, exactly the same as on the in-person courses.

Private courses for family groups and coffee groups, within the Auckland area and via Zoom, are also available.

Join a scheduled public course either in-person or via Zoom, or contact us to arrange a private course.

Please visit us at or go straight to First Aid for Littlies.

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