(H)Appy Parenting Reviews – First Aid

I love being a parent in this day and age. Every time I encounter a challenge in parenthood, I go online and, lo and behold, there is an app that can help! Technology is awesome. This time around on (H)Appy Parenting with Zoe I am sharing a new app called First Aid.

If there’s one thing parenting has taught me, it’s to expect the unexpected. Life happens and as much as we might plan our best for anything and everything, sometimes you might be stuck in a bad situation. I keep meaning to get First Aid certified, but it just hasn’t happened and considering time constraints it probably never will. But that’s okay, because at least there’s an app for that – First Aid by British Red Cross.

First Aid

First Aid by British Red Cross

What is it?

Available for free on iOS and Android, the app offers a ton of information. With topics ranging from allergies, asthma and burns to poisoning and vomiting, First Aid should be an essential installation on every parent’s phone.

How does it work?

After installing the app, there are three main tabs that I liked – Learn, Prepare and Emergency.

Learn gives information on a range of topics, so if you have time and simply want to find out what to do if your baby starts choking or how to deal with a fever, you can read up on it there.

Prepare is based more around various activities and locations – going on a road trip or spending time in hot or cold weather? The app can give important tips on keeping safe. With diagrams, videos and easy to digest information, both these tabs offer a ton of excellent information.

But it’s the emergency tab that is truly stellar. Someone got a burn? Cool it under cold running water for at least ten minutes – not only do you get that advice, the app even lets you start a timer for the 10 minutes. With a ton of options under emergency, it’s the ideal app to whip out for everything from bloody noses or choking to an unresponsive child.

The test tab lets you test your knowledge – useful to make sure you’ve learned what you read, but I’m not sure I see the point within this app. There’s also a toolkit tab, where you can load information about your child including allergies, medications and emergency contact information.

I seriously hope that I never need this app, but it’s such a reassurance to know that I’ve got the information at my finger tips in the event of an emergency.

Pros
– Excellent information
– Easy to use
– Useful for any age
– Available for free on iOS and Android

Cons
– Built in call system made for Britain and no SA equivalent app
– Not for daily use (hopefully)

Where can I find it?

Get it on itunes
Get it for Android

Are there other questions you would like answered about this app? Please leave me a comment if there is, and I will see what I can do!

If you loved this, be sure to check out our review of KiduThe Wonder Weeks and Clue.

Are you an avid app collector as well? Have you found an app that has changed your parenting world that you think we should check out? Send us a mail to editor@tums2totsonline.co.za with the subject (H)Appy Parenting with Zoe.

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Zoe Hawkins

Zoe Hawkins

Zoe is a first time mom to a gorgeous baby girl named Harley Wednesday. An avid video gamer, book worm and movie nut, she blogs at BornGeek about pregnancy, parenthood and life, with a unique geeky perspective that is all her own. Content editor & PR manager at LazyGamer, she has now added Tums 2 Tots Online columnist to her busy lifestyle, where she will be sharing reviews on various apps that make life as a parent-to-be and parents a little easier in her column (H)Appy Parenting.

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