Have you ever had a meningitis scare? According to our recent research*, six out of 10 parents wouldn’t feel confident about recognising the signs of meningitis.
Although 3,000 people in the UK are affected by all types of bacterial meningitis each year, it is children and babies under 5-years-old are most at risk because they don’t replace the natural immunity they get from their mothers until school age.
The condition can kill in under 4 hours and those who do survive could be left with a permanent disability such as loss of limbs, blindness, deafness or brain damage – so it is vital to know the signs.
That’s why Tesco Baby & Toddler Club launches its latest BabySafe video which will give parents, grandparents and carers all information they need to recognise the signs of meningitis on a baby or toddler.
This third video featuring information from the Meningitis Trust is part of the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign, an initiative to offer free, basic first aid training to parents, grandparents and carers. In the first two videos, experts from the British Red Cross gave lifesaving advice on How to deal with bumps to the head and falls and Burns.
The Meningitis BabySafe video will also be available on the Tesco Care & Share website: www.tesco-baby.com from Monday 21st November.
* Research carried out in July 2011 amongst 2,213 parents who are members of the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club