They were the longest 4 minutes of my life and 20 years later I remember each second.
I didn't panic. I knew what I should be doing, I had done a Paediatric First Aid Course run my my local St. John Ambulance. It gave me the confidence to know I was right and to carry on. I recognised the danger signs immediately, and when my son went completely quiet I knew it really was time to act fast.
My partner and I have spent most of our adult lives as certified First Aiders. We've undertaken regular training to ensure that if a medical emergency happens, we at least have the best chance we can to help. Basic First Aid can save a life, and regularly does.
St John Ambulance want to make as many of us as possible into potential lifesavers. They want everyone to know what to do for the best in case of an accident or emergency, and every year more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through their training programmes.
If you want to find your local St John Ambulance training programme then you can do so here. An Essential First Aid course might only take 3 hours and cost you £30, and it could be the best £30 you've ever spent.
I can't offer you a free First Aid Course, but I can offer you a chance to win a First Aid Kit. St John Ambulance sell a range of different kits and this one is the Universal Compact First Aid Kit - perfect for everyday emergencies in the home or out and about.
Containing eyewash, sterile wound wipes, burn gel, bandages and loads more, it is perfect for family use and at £10 is well worth the investment. Each St John Ambulance First Aid Kit also comes with a leaflet full of waffle free sensible advice for emergency situations.
For your chance to win please enter using the Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will end at midnight Wednesday 30th September. Full terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam form.
St John Ambulance The Chokeables First Aid Kit Giveaway
We were sent our own First Aid Kit to review.