Being able to confidently react in an emergency is the peace of mind every family deserves.
Feel empowered to keep your family safe.
Our popular Infant/Child CPR, Choking + Injury Prevention workshop is now available in a convenient at-your-own-pace online format, across North America and beyond!
Taught by Holly Choi, Baby + Toddler Safety Expert. Holly is a recognized leader in baby and toddler safety, and a certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor. Her extensive experience and knowledge in baby and toddler safety (first aid, car seat safety, childproofing, and injury prevention) in addition to being a mom of 2, gives her a well-rounded and unique perspective.
This on-demand video course can be completed on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
This course has been transcribed and can now be optionally viewed with in-video captions to provide access to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Learn the essentials.
Feel confident in an emergency!
This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don’t require a first aid certificate. We’ll give you the confidence to manage emergencies for the whole family, and the know-how to prevent many of them from occurring in the first place.
In this 2 hour 15 minute course, you'll learn:
How to recognize an emergency and when to phone 9-1-1
How to manage an unresponsive baby, child or adult
How to perform CPR on a baby, child or adult
How to help a choking baby, child or adult Including maneuvers for pregnancy and other bodies that require modification
PLUS! What sets us apart: Our signature discussion on preventing injuries for babies and toddlers.
As a bonus, our 27-page Baby + Toddler First Aid Basics eBook is included.
Get started today!
Learn essential lifesaving skills for your family.
Managing an unresponsive, breathing person (age 1+)
Modifying the procedure for an unresponsive, breathing infant (0-12m)
CPR: When and why?
How to: Landmarking for CPR
How to: How deep should we do CPR?
How to: How fast should we do CPR?
How to: Surface requirements for CPR
How to: Breaths
Modifying CPR for a Child (1-8 years)
Modifying CPR for Infants (0-12m)
What if I need to leave to unlock the door?
Safety notes: Barrier Devices
Quiz: CPR Basics
Points to remember
Gagging vs. Choking
Choking: Adult (Conscious)
Choking: When to Modify
Choking: Pregnant (Conscious)
Understanding the Gag Reflex
Choking: Infant (Conscious)
The importance of receiving medical attention
When to switch from the infant maneuver
Choking: Toddler (Conscious)
Choking: Child (Conscious)
Choking: If the Choking Person Goes Unresponsive
My two themes of injury prevention
Preventing Falls (Bone, Joint + Head Injuries)
What is 'out of reach?'
Car Seat Safety
Injury prevention: What did you learn?
Congrats! Here's what's next...
Resources from the course
PDF Resource Package: Baby + Toddler First Aid Basics eBook
Is this course right for me?
Frequently asked questions
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don't require a first aid certificate. We'll give you the confidence to manage emergencies for infants and children, and the know-how to prevent many of them from occurring in the first place.
Will I receive certification?
No certification is awarded. We provide a proof-of-participation, but this is not a substitute for certification. Recognized first aid certifications begin at the 4-hour level and require in-person skills assessment. If you are in need of certification, please check out our in-person 5-hour First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years course which includes CPR-C/AED certification. This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don't require a first aid certificate.
What system requirements are needed to watch the course?
The course works on most devices – phone, tablet or computer.
Specifically, your phone, tablet or computer must be able to run one of the following web browsers:
Phone or Tablet: iOS Safari (version 11 and up), Chrome, or Samsung Internet
Desktop: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer (version 11 only)
I'm thinking of trying Baby-Led Weaning - should I take this course?
YES! Infant CPR courses are a MUST for caregivers hoping to feed infants using the baby-led weaning concept. We'll give you the confidence to handle any choking scenario that may arise.
Does this course meet the needs for the adoption process?
In many cases, yes – However, please check with your adoption agency before purchasing the course. The adoption agency is also welcome to contact us directly, to help verify if the course meets their requirements. Proof of participation is only awarded upon 100% completion of the course.
I live in the Vancouver area, should I take the online course or join one of your public courses locally?
We strongly believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and the value of hands-on practice and development of muscle memory can never be replaced by watching a video. If you are able to join one of our many public courses across the Greater Vancouver area (and often beyond!), we strongly encourage doing so. Not only will you be able to practice the skills on professional equipment, but you’ll be able to interact with us directly, in person.
How many people can access the course from my account?
This course is intended to be purchased on a per-individual basis. Safe Beginnings First Aid reserves the right to disable access to the course without warning for accounts accessing the course from several IP addresses, and/or multiple devices accessing the course simultaneously.
I recently completed your online Infant First Aid course and I just wanted to say a big thank you for the invaluable skills taught in the class! My son is starting solids and had a scary gagging incident that I know I would never have been able to handle calmly and confidently without the lessons I learned in the course... I quickly recognized he was gagging not choking, I managed to keep my first-time-mom panic hidden behind an encouraging smile, and I stopped myself from hitting him on the back, even though my instincts were telling me I should!! So thank you :)
Perfect for starting solids
Lisa, parent and birth + postpartum doula
I teach a starting solids class and I always recommend parents take a first aid course prior to starting solids, so this is perfect! The course is very informative, and nice that you can do it at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
I LOVE THIS COURSE!
Becky, mom of 3 and caregiver
From prevention to literally saving a life the information in this course is so important and presented in an amazingly accessible way. Every caregiver should know everything covered in this course. You can do it in your pajamas on the couch while drinking a tea, it only takes an evening, and you will learn how to prevent a lot of injuries and hopefully you never need to know the rest. But if something does happen you will be equipped with the confidence and knowledge that you need to save a person's (maybe even your own child's) life. This is so important and invaluable.
Also included: Our Baby + Toddler Safety Basics eBook
Our handy reference guide provides you with additional guidelines and resources to keep the little ones in your life safe.
We've taken the notes for you.
Our Baby + Toddler First Aid Basics eBook includes handy reference sheets for CPR, Choking, and our favourite resources on baby + toddler safety. As a bonus, we also include the treatment information for common first aid items not discussed in this course, such as bleeding, burns and seizures - common injuries that affect small children.
Holly Choi Certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor Baby + Toddler Safety Expert @safebeginnings
Baby + Toddler Safety Expert
Holly Choi is a leader in childhood injury prevention education in North America. Holly is a nationally-certified first aid instructor, and a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor. Holly is a member of both the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) and Prevent Child Injury, and has completed additional child-focused safety training in child passenger safety and childhood burn prevention. Her extensive experience and knowledge in baby and toddler safety (first aid, car seat safety, childproofing, and injury prevention), in addition to being a mom of 2, gives her a well-rounded and unique perspective.