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A WIRRAL mum has been inspired to train up parents in life-saving first aid following a scary experience with her own children.

Mum-of-three Hannah Dodd has worked as a paramedic for nearly 20 years and has jumped on board the launch of Mini First Aid Wirral.

She will offer two hour baby and toddler first aid classes for small groups of parents and carers.

Hannah told the Globe: “When my middle child was five weeks old, we had an extremely scary incident when he went blue and floppy.

"We subsequently found out that he had a heart murmur and we were asked if we wanted to be taught how to do CPR.

"It is something every parent should learn.

"As a paramedic, I have been in situations where people have been given the best chance of survival due to someone administering correct first aid and CPR.”

Hannah's launch comes as Mini First Aid celebrate winning a Gold Award from online magazine 'Loved by Parents' for their Early Years class teaching three to five year olds basic and lifesaving first aid.

Hannah also has plans to teach first aid to pre-school and school children as well as offering full paediatric courses and Mini First Aid corporate classes in the workplace.

Classes are informal but informative and cover choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, febrile seizures and meningitis awareness. 

For more information visit http://wirral.minifirstaid.co.uk/