Prep Your Babysitter

Nervous about leaving your little one home unattended for the first time? If you haven’t adequately prepared your babysitter for the task of handling a baby, your nerves are probably warranted. Set your mind at ease by preparing your tot’s babysitter for success with the three tips below:


1. CPR Training: Though you can certainly hope she’ll never have to use it, having CPR training in her back pocket is great way for your babysitter to be prepared in an emergency. Find a local class in your area for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Training and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, and Recognition by visiting


2. Emergency Numbers: Should something go amiss or should she simply have a question, be sure she has a working number for you and your spouse. In addition to giving her your cell, it’s a smart idea to give her contact numbers for wherever you’re going in case cell reception isn’t the best.


3. Experience: Ask your babysitter whether or not she’s ever spent time with an infant before leaving her at home with your own child. If her answer is no, offer to have her act as a mother’s helper for a bit while you’re at home in order to give her experience under your careful supervision.

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I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic...

And too often I would arrive on the scene of someone unconscious, surrounded by a circle of people feeling helpless. Sometimes those people would even have CPR training but lacked the confidence and experience to act.

That’s why I started SureFire CPR. Our classes are practical and engaging – teaching you the crucial skills you need to know what to do and feel empowered to take action.

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