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Recently a mum at school had to do CPR on a little girl who was over for a play – scary! I learnt some CPR at school but that was a while ago. Have other mums done an actual CPR course? Is it worth the money/time and did you learn anything new? Thanks for your advice mums.


Posted by NicNacNoo, 23rd October 2014


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  • It’s an important skill/knowledge to have.


  • Absolutely ! Regularly repeating is good to keep up the skill.


  • 100% keep up the skill because it’s a life saving skill you’ll never know when you’ll need to use


  • Do you really need to ask?! Considering all the accidents kids have, and could have, it would be a huge bonus to have cpr training.


  • I did a full first aid course when I was pregnant with my second bub and while I think that training would kick in nicely should there be an emergency not involving my kids. I say that because when my daughter was choking I was a useless mess and had to rely on others for assistance. I think sometimes if it’s your own family your fear gets in the way of practicality but I’m confident that I’d be useful in the event of a stranger needing help, if that makes sense.


  • Always good to refresh your knowledge. Of course we all hope we never have to use it, but you never know we might need it one day !


  • The course would be handy to know just in case to save a life!


  • As per of my employment I have to take first aid. Over the past 10 years things have changed and I would suggest and recommend to ang parent to do this course at least every 2 years!! Things change and in grave situations the earlier the actions the better! You also learn how to dress wounds, about asthma, electricity etc etc… Well worth the money!!


  • Yes, it is definitely a valuable skill to have, and you never know when you may need it. Better to Know how to save your childs life if such an incident ever occurred.


  • I definitely need to look into doing this, you never know when your knowledge of things like that will come in handy & that’s a scary thought.


  • It is very good to do a CPR course when you have kids. You never know when you’ll need it


  • I think all first aid courses are worth doing as if anything bad were to happen at lest you would be prepared.


  • Yes yes yes its important and well worth it. One of my friends drowned as a child and only survived because one of the dads did cpr. Everyone should have to do this course


  • Definitely worth doing, especially once you’ve had kids. I have had to do first aid and CPR for the last 15 years for work, and I would still stay current if it wasn’t required of me. You never know when it might make the difference between someone surviving or not.


  • It most definitely is worth doing a cpr course i still think every parent should be offered a course after they have a baby.
    You never know when your skills might come in use and you could very well save a childs life.


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