A life. A finger. A pea up a nose.

A practical guide to baby and child First Aid
by Sarah Hunstead

New 2017 fully revised edition published by Harper Collins Australia.


" Every home must have this book" - Maggie Dent, parenting author, educator and speaker.

From resuscitation, broken bones, choking and drowning to allergies, breathing problems and everything in between, this essential guide equips parents with skills to help your precious little ones safely and effectively in the event of a medical emergency.

Easy-to-follow step-by-step advice, nurse- and parent-tested methods and clear illustrations will show you how to: assess a situation and stay calm, treat an injury in a child-friendly way, recognise warning signs that show your child has a serious illness, know when to get help, and make your home child-safe.

The information in this book is a trusted compilation of best practices from Australia's peak clinical bodies-including the Australian Resuscitation Council, ASICA, Australian Venom Research Unit -and valuable case studies from Australian parents.

Senior Paediatric Nurse, founder of CPR Kids and mother of two, Sarah Hunstead draws on her experience as a nurse and mother. Unlike other First Aid manuals, Sarah takes real situations and combines them with her wealth of experience to make this book a thoroughly entertaining read as well as a treasure trove of sound advice.


To find out more about CPR Kids founder and paediatric nurse Sarah Hunstead, please visit the Sarah Hunstead page or the Children's Health Team of Experts page.