Its very disturbing to see, but it isnt normally serious in the long term. Your little one may become stiff, appear to go unconscious, and his arms and legs may twitch. If your child shows any of these symptoms you should:
1. NOT restrain him, but protect him from injury by surrounding him with blankets and cushions.
2. Reduce his temperature by removing clothing and opening windows.
3. Seek medical advice if the seizure continues for a prolonged time (most last approximately two minutes).
The British Red Cross offers specific children and babies first-aid training courses, UK wide. For more information, visit redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk or call 0844 412 2808.
There is also an online resource offering free and simple first-aid advice. Visit childrenfirstaid.redcross.org.uk.