In fact, I would say that any parent that does not require it of their childcare provider is a fool. Now yes, it is expensive, and it does take up 4-8 hours of the day, but come on, people! It is the safety of your child! Who knows what could happen on any given day?
I'm not saying that I am totally equipped to save a child's life; I am not a medical professional of any kind. What I am saying is that CPR training is a way for you and your nanny or babysitter to be totally aware of safety precautions.
For example, if your child knocks their head, with my CPR training I know that there are certain things I need to be looking for in the child's behavior. I also know that I always, always, always have to alert the parents because something might happen after I leave that could be detrimental to the child.
Obviously, I cannot treat most mishaps, but I am more aware of the dangers that could come out of them. The most important thing that comes out of CPR training is the knowledge that in many cases, you are not aware of the bigger risks and dangers that can happen even after an accident -- you must always be aware and cautious.
Kids like to do dangerous things and push their limits, so please make sure that the people watching your kids know what to do in an emergency situation! It will never stop events from happening, but in the end, it could save your kid's life.
|Mary Poppins is a nanny/babysitter who is not afraid to tell parents what is really going on with their kids. With over eight years of experience, Mary Poppins offers fresh commentary on issues that many families are facing today. You may not like what she says, but you recognize the truth in it.|