Monthly Archives: June 2015

Members First Aid Course

If you didn’t get the email – here are the details of the first aid course from our chair person, Heidi. Be sure to contact her ASAP if you’d like to attend!

As a committee we look for ways to support the needs of the members by offering a broad range of benefits, from subsidy of the weekly TAP group to management of the Nearly New Sales to arranging a calendar of social events and family parties throughout the year.

This year we will be offering a new membership benefit – subsidy of a First Aid course. 

On Monday 6th July Back2Life to will be coming to the Subud Hall to run a Paediatric Life Support skills training course for us.

Instead of the usual £30-40 for a course like this, the club will subsidise the course and it will only cost you £10 to attend.

What does the course offer?

The Paediatric Basic Life Support course is designed for anyone who is required to perform paedeatric basic life support competently in an emergency situation prior to the arrival of emergency services.  The important skills of resuscitation and airway management are the focus of this course. All training is by qualified instructors.

What will you Learn?

  • Understanding the chain of survival
  • The principles of initial assessment
  • Management of choking infants and children
  • Effective basic life support for infants and children
  • The appropriate use of resuscitation equipment

Course contents

  • Back slaps, chest and abdominal thrust
  • Recovery position
  • Rescue breathing
  • Cardiac massage
  • Resuscitation equipment

If you are interested please let Heidi know and transfer £10 to the club account (NatWest 54-30-36, account number 39107051) to reserve your place.  We would also like to support grandparents who may look after your twins so please feel free to sign them up too.  However, if we find the course is very oversubscribed we will have to prioritise the mums first (but we will look to run a 2nd course).

I, for one, am very much looking forward to finding how to manage in these life-threatening situations and hope you will find it of benefit too.


Thumbie’s rock! – for the thumb suckers out there!

Heidi’s twin girls Lucy and Maria have both been avid thumb suckers since they were very tiny. Here is how Heidi got them to stop… If anyone else has problems with thumb sicking then do read on!

“The dentist advised that they needed to stop soon and I thought nothing would work (certainly the nail-varnish-type stuff didn’t touch them – they just grimaced and carried on sucking!).

“But these “thumbsie’s” have absolutely saved the day. Cheap as anything, and in so many colours and designs, the girls loved choosing their own one and were desperate to get to bed to wear them! Thumb sucking stopped overnight and the habit seemed to be broken even in the day time within a couple of weeks. 3 months on they don’t need them at all but they still love the reassurance and fun of wearing them.

“I’d recommend them to anyone!!”

Thank you Heidi for the tip.

Check out the designs at and good luck!