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MNers needed to review the British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid app. NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 06-Nov-13 14:45:23

We've been asked by the team at the British Red Cross to find 250 MNers to download and review their Baby and Child First Aid app.

The app is available free of charge on iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android devices.

For this product test we are looking for parents of children aged from birth up to 5 years old. Testers will also need to have a smartphone or tablet which is an Android or Apple device.

British Red Cross say "Our FREE app is packed full of essential first aid learning for parents. It includes videos, quick tips and self test sections to test your knowledge. App users can search for their nearest accident and emergency department anywhere in the UK using the hospital finder. There is a useful section on preparing for first aid incidences and a medical records section to record childrens medication and allergies. The Baby and Child First Aid app has been designed and developed for parents and carers of children to make learning first aid easy and accessible.

The app is primarily a way of learning first aid at your leisure before an emergency situation arises. However it does also include a section for use in an emergency."

The idea with this test is that we select our testers, who then download the free app we'd then like you to share it with friends, family and/or neighbours and to report back on what you think on a thread on Mumsnet. We'll also be asking you to add a review on the iTunes App Store or Google Play for Android and on the MN app review pages

All MNers who take part and who add feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a first aid learning pack from the British Red Cross (consisting of two Baby and Child First Aid course gift cards worth up to £120, a first aid manual worth £10.99 and a compact first aid kit worth £10.99.

If you have a child aged 0-5 and a smartphone/tablet and would like to take part please add your details here

Thanks and good luck MNHQ

PS: Everyone is of course welcome to download the app even if they dont review!

PPS: British Red Cross always like to hear about how you have used the first aid skills that you have learned or situations that have inspired you to learn first aid. Please email your story to titled 'My story'

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Nov-13 16:11:36

'Proper' feedback thread now open: here

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Sat 16-Nov-13 11:15:26

I've downloaded this and played for a few days. I think the app is great - and have posted the review on MN.

Only downside I could find was that you can't 'search' easily for non-emergency situations. E.g. if DD was stung by an insect, I did eventually find out what I was supposed to do, but there was no quick way that I could see to locate the info.

Otherwise - I love this app.

MummaWalker Thu 14-Nov-13 22:20:12

Hi! I put this on my iPad and it's working great. I'm working though the "learning" bits and doing each test as I get to it. Seems to be sinking in! I've done a review on the review pages and posted about it on my blog too

mumsbe Thu 14-Nov-13 14:29:43

Hi sorry this app will not download to my phone i would have liked to see it though thanks

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Nov-13 12:55:59

ScariestFairyByFar - yes you did - will be in touch shortly

ScariestFairyByFar Tue 12-Nov-13 00:12:15

I've done it I think? Do I just need to review it? I've reviewed it but can't see any others?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 13:53:47

thanks gimme: please also add your details here:

GimmeDaBoobehz Mon 11-Nov-13 10:56:19

Yep, I'm game for downloading this will do it later.

Where is the form I need to add my details on?

katelo10 Mon 11-Nov-13 08:21:30

I would love to review this app as I this is something that scares me as I wouldn't fully know what to do on that situation. My husband is first aid trained and I keep saying I wish I was, I need to look at first aid videos, do a course etc but this would be really insightful for me and I really would get a lot from it.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 10-Nov-13 12:07:47

If you download it already that's fine - but please do add your details on the form so we can email you a link to the feedback thread: more the merrier for this one: I'm pretty sure everyone who adds their details on the form will be selected!

Flatasawitchestit Sun 10-Nov-13 01:51:39


greathat Sat 09-Nov-13 09:35:34

Sounds good! I'm off to download anyway

MrsShriek Sat 09-Nov-13 09:23:01


katiewalters Fri 08-Nov-13 20:17:54

I've applied. Sounds great, fab idea, would be very useful

Manchesterhistorygirl Fri 08-Nov-13 14:50:50

Just having a quick look now and it looks like a really comprehensive guide and will be useful past the age of 5. My eldest is over 5.

SherbertDip Fri 08-Nov-13 10:08:27


Ughughugh Thu 07-Nov-13 17:32:48


Fubble Thu 07-Nov-13 16:46:05

Done - downloaded to my iphone and having a looky now smile

heartisaspade Thu 07-Nov-13 13:33:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LegoCaltrops Thu 07-Nov-13 11:48:56

Would have loved to do this. Sadly the app is too big for my phone (I've not got anything else stored on the phone memory - even tried clearing the phone & it still wouldn't work) sad

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Nov-13 10:15:45

And also
Spirael The app is is suitable for newborns. The first aid app is specifically for birth to puberty.

Barbiesbeaver - you asked if the app would work on a Nomia Lumia phone. Red Cross say "This phone operates on the Windows system. The Baby and Child First Aid app is not currently available for Windows. Sorry"

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Nov-13 10:14:10

Thanks to everyone who has applied so far....I asked the Red Cross about the download queries and they say;

"38MB is admittedly fairly chunky, but the app does include all the data it needs to work offline and won't download massive amount of downloads after it installs like other apps can do. If users download it over WiFi it will install in no time at all. And over 3g it shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

The reason the app asks for permission to access users' contacts is so they can add emergency contact details in the record finder. Their contacts aren't shared with us at all."


NikkiCrick Wed 06-Nov-13 23:56:22

Not completed survey, but just wanted to say I did the baby / child First Aid course after my little one born. I had done several adult courses, was workplace first aider, but hadn't thought about children's first aid, the course was good and helped me feel more confident. Would recommend.

Spirael Wed 06-Nov-13 20:44:03

Done! There isn't anywhere in the survey to indicate if you're currently pregnant, which might be a relevant thing to ask? As first aid for babies and children will cover newborns as well, I assume!

Blatherskite Wed 06-Nov-13 20:41:26

DH is currently trying to make some space on my Android phone. If he can't find enough, I could always stick it on his pad smile

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