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Prenatal Care

Having A Party Could Save Your Baby's Life


Since September is National Baby Safety Month, why not host an infant CPR party?

An infant CPR party provides parents with an opportunity to learn a vital child safety skill while enjoying the camaraderie of friends and family.

"For their children's sake, all parents and caregivers should take time during Baby Safety Month to learn infant CPR and safety-proof their home," said Dana Dubinsky, articles editor at BabyCenter.com. "By hosting an infant CPR class at home, parents can provide a comfortable setting for their friends, a babysitter, and even grandparents to learn an important lifesaving skill."

The American Red Cross recommends inviting six to eight participants and arranging for an instructor certified by the American Red cross or American Heart Association. Topics covered in the three- to five-hour class include first aid for a choking infant, infant CPR techniques, and basic safety-proofing and accident prevention.

"By throwing a party, parents can pool babysitting resources and plan a class at the home of someone who lives in a location convenient for all the guests," said Dubinsky. "Since you're hiring the instructor, you have the flexibility to schedule a class on a weekend or during the day when participants will be better rested and able to digest all the important information that comes their way."

For more information regarding infant safety, visit, www.babycenter.com.


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