Be Prepared for Emergencies
While Babysitting with Babysitting Courses
Babysitting appears to be extremely easy from the outside, but when you consider what could happen while you are watching a child, the need for a certified babysitting course becomes evident. Accidents happen whether Mom and Dad are at home or not, and when anything could happen, it is best to be prepared.
Red Cross Courses for Babysitters
The Red Cross offers an array of courses for someone wanting to take the responsibility of caring for their own children or someone else's child. Taking babysitting courses is an excellent way to learn the skills that might save someone's life in the case of an emergency.
Red Cross Chapters in the U.S. and Canada offer these courses: Standard First Aid, CPR, Babysitting, Emergency First Aid and specific renewal courses. The Red Cross is accountable for their classes, and each class comes complete with manuals, tests and a card of completion, so when you babysit a new family, your credentials are available.
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Another excellent source of courses to equip young babysitters is the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. These courses are recognized nationally and internationally, and they include Healthcare Provider, CPR, infant child, CPR, Standard First Aid and courses for instructors. These courses are instrumental in assisting a babysitter or even a parent who would like to be prepared in case of an emergency.