St. Louis Children's Hospital at Missouri Baptist offers several classes at Missouri Baptist.
This class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. A 28-page workbook is provided. $30/child
Family and Friends® CPR
This video-guided program is for parents, grandparents and teenagers who babysit (ages 10-15 if accompanied by an adult). Instruction and hands-on practice for infant, child and adult CPR, first aid for choking and the use of AEDs when appropriate. Course facilitators use the American Heart Association material. Course includes a 65-page student manual. Course does not include certification. $25/person.
Parents and expectant parents will learn hands-on massage techniques that promote relaxation and help develop a stronger bond with their infant (newborns through age 15 months). Parents who are not able to bring their child will be given a doll for hands-on practice. The class is taught by St. Louis Children’s Hospital certified infant massage instructors.
Each family will receive the illustrated guidebook titled Baby’s First Touch: Step-by-Step Instruction for Infant Massage, as well as a bottle of massage oil.
Pre-registration for these classes is required; please call 314-454-KIDS.