ANSWERS: 35
  • What a great idea.
  • For the only obvious reason. What happens if the baby stopped breathing? If that tragic thing did happen they would know how to help save their baby. Instead of waiting for help to show up and risking their childs life. I think CPR is an imporant tool everyone should know.
  • yes yes yes
  • That sounds like an excellent idea to me. +
  • That is a wonderful idea. Start pushing it, Sweet T. It could save millions of lives each year all over the world.
  • Excellent idea, Sweet T!
  • Great Idea! Sometimes I also think: For almost everything we buy that we plan to take home and keep with us for a long time we get printed instructions. We take a baby home and we are on our own! Hospital should provide "instructions" that will make it easier and safer for everyone involved when trying to raise the baby.
  • I think everyone should be certified in Cpr and first aid. My hubby and I just got our license and seriosly ppl it's not that bad. Yes, I think that parents should do this, without even making them. If it could save my childs life than of course I would WANT to learn it. By the way the practices they use change on average every two years. SO while getting any training at all is wonderful you should take new classes at least every 2-3 yrs!
  • No. Yeah, I know, but before you deem me the class jerk, allow me to finish, please. ;-) They should offer and encourage as part of the package for delivery, much like my wife and I got a car seat when our kid was plucked. But if you're talking about some kind of mandated government law requiring CPR Certification For Infants, that is a no. Government is too much in our lives now where they really don't belong. If this door gets swung open, what next? Having to log which book you read to the kid and timelines on potty training. This door should stay as deadbolted as Mr. Kotter's apartment door. OK, am still the class jerk, but that's OK. A jerk is a tug, a tug is a boat, a boat floats on water, water is nature, nature is beautiful, and beautiful is I. (Whoa, 1978 flashback there!)
  • Yes! I think thats an excellent idea!
  • well, there is a little bit of a food and healthcare problem, without getting into environmental issues ;-)
  • It would be something good to learn in the case of an emergency, but not absolutely necessary.
  • I sure do. A new parent needs all the skills they can get to be able to take care of that baby. Considering how easy it is for a baby to choke I never understood why we didn't teach this as part of the pre-release requisets like we do feeding, diaper changing, and bathing.
  • yes, but infant CPR if done wrong can kill, so better to call 911 STAT
  • That would be a good thing especially when kids are having kids, that would be a big help to all parents.
  • Good point!
  • No and yes. At the age of a newborn regular CPR could be too rough or hard on the child. A more gentle method needs to be discribed to new parents to be done with an infant. Regular CPR should be taught to all parents but for children at about a year of age or older.
  • Great Idea!!;) Before are son was born me and my former wife had already taken CPR Classes;)
  • I was nervous enough learning how to bathe him.Imagine if someone told me 'oh by the way,he could have a heart attack here's what to do'The reality of seeing your infant dead would drive any information you were recently taught right outta your head.No way would you remember anything looking at YOUR baby,dead,in your crib.Sorry, I was a nursing Assistant for years and when my mom chocked I freaked out and lost it,I didnt know what to do, God bless the 911 operators.
  • I think that's an excellent idea. Now that you ask this question, I'm surprised it's not already happening. It just makes good sense.
  • No. I'm pretty sure they are under enough stress already, having a new baby and all. Perhaps people could learn CPR before they even have sex. Wouldn't that be even better?
  • yes i think it would make them less panicky as they would know what to do if the worst happened.
  • I think everyone should be first aide and CPR certified through the schools system...high school maybe and then up to each person if they wish to renew their certifications...I'm a nurse and I'd like to think that if I had a tradgedy that someone could help me, as I am able to help them. Good idea, by the way.
  • You have been given a beautiful new life that you want to love and adore for years to come; so yes I think it should be mandatory for parents to attend and pass the infant and children CPR and first aid class administered by a licensed Red Cross individual. It's not a huge burden to bear, but loosing a child to SID would be devastating. Help protect your child from the very first day>
  • Absolutely! I think it should be a part of the Labor and Delivery class series that is required by my state's law for first-time parents. I've been CPR certified since I was 11 years old. Hubby isn't certified, but he is familiar with the practice (yes, the most modern practice).
  • they should teach them everything if possible
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  • Yes, they need to do alot of things for new parents. I work in the ER, and see all kinds of stuff. They need to teach CPR, how to take a temperature, how to use a nasal aspirator, and that babies actually cry. We had a 4 year old come in by personal vehicle not breathing. Her dad threw her in the car when she stopped breathing, immediatly and drove to the ER, she was down for so long she didn't make it. Had someone done CPR immediatly she might have had a chance.
  • Great idea.
  • I think it should be offered but not required. If a parent is a little mentally slow and has that on their mind they could panic. CPR on a newborn could be fatal. I do agree with your ideas. Parents should be required to know it all take a test and get a liscens but even with that look how many wrecks we all still have.
  • yes they should. parents should be educated about CPR. It can safe their baby life or another person. by educating a person it empowers them with life saving knowledge
  • i am glad you both agree. i just hope people will go on there own to be educated till a day comes and it becomes a law.
  • Yes .. great idea!!!
  • Yeah, could save their or the child's life!
  • I think everyone should learn it, not just parents.

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