Carefree travel – a thing of the past?!

  Carefree travel – a thing of the past?! I have never been a big fan of winter, so planning our summer holiday always helps get me through those darker months. Somehow, I seem to worry more about preparing for an overseas trip now that we have young children. The carefree young woman who travelled […]






Solar Buddies

  With four little ones under the age of six, I’m finding it impossible to keep my eye on everything. This also applies (excuse the pun) to suncream. I can’t always keep tabs on where I’m at with all of them. So when I found out about the Solar Buddies applicators which mean my older […]






Speaking the lingo

  Most of us have had some experience of being ill at some point on holiday but it is often much more stressful when our little ones are poorly. We don’t have our usual doctor or pharmacist up the road or at the end of the phone. Added to that, if you’re visiting a country […]






Weaning inspiration

Weaning inspiration We’re super excited to be working with top TV chef and presenter, Michela Chiappas; one of the famous Welsh-Italian Chiappas sisters who is back on Channel 4 in the show ‘’Eat the Week’ . Their new weaning cook book ‘Baby at the Table’ takes an Italian style approach to weaning and is all […]






Twin Tips

Twin Tips This week is officially Twins, Triplets & More Week. I can honestly say that apart from the families with twins who came to my classes (who I thought were amazing), I had never really thought much about twins. You know when you lie there having your scan and they say: “Just the one” […]






Staying calm: A Parent’s Perspective

All our Mini First Aid trainers without exception can tell you at the drop of a hat why they do what they do. But there is nothing more powerful than hearing stories from parents who attend our classes. And Caroline’s story is no exception: It should have been an exciting day. Caroline Crotty had registered […]






Your vote counts

Your vote counts This week’s blog is a bit of a celebratory one with a call to action from our PR Manager, Jacky Burton: It is very easy to underestimate what our little ones are capable of. In a world increasingly driven by social media content, we are constantly reminded in a million different ways […]






A MUST or a SHOULD DO?

    A MUST do or a SHOULD do? Back in January, you might have read my blog about New Years resolutions and the fact that my bucket list for 2017 included a Mini First Aid course. Well, now I can be even more annoying and tell you that a few weeks ago, I actually […]






Elaine’s Story

  “I have never been so relieved I’d done a Mini First Aid course” We’ve had some media coverage this week which goes right to the heart of why we do what we do at Mini First Aid. First time Mum Elaine Botazzi saved her baby’s life when faced with every parent’s worst nightmare when […]






Child Care Providers Challenge Parents

Kate – Mini First Aid This week I’ve been running 12 hour Paediatric First Aid for practitioners who work for the lovely Sunflowers Childcare who provide before and after school child care in Horsforth. For many of us, much that we would like to be at the school gates at 3pm, work prevents us from […]