First Aid Classes
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: I asked my mother and my mother-in-law to take a basic first aid class because they would be babysitting my daughter. I’ve had all of our nannies take classes too. I wanted them to know basic first aid. That’s something I feel very strongly about.
You can take a basic first aid class at local Red Crosses and many hospitals.
—Lisa Campanella-Coppo, MD, a mom of a three-year-old daughter, an emergency department physician, and the emergency department director of academic affairs at Monmouth Medical Center, in Monmouth, NJ