Kids participate in babysitting training course
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Babysitting is often kid's first job and with it comes with a lot of important responsibilities.
The American Red Cross hosted a babysitter's training course for kids nine- to 12-years-old to teach them life saving skills.
Using mannequins, the students learned diaper changing, bottle feeding and first aid. Educators say it is about teaching them how to be prepared and knowing how to react to emergencies.
"You teach them it only takes one inch of water for a child to drown in. Some of these children are shocked by the fact that so little water can cause so much damage or be that life threatening to a child. The amount of objects a child can joke on. They are shocked that it takes a second for a child to be in an emergency situation," said Jamin Clement, American Red Cross instructor.
The Red Cross offers the course twice a year.