Celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have taken to their respective Instagram accounts to share a very important reminder about first aid – specifically, knowing how to deliver CPR to an under five-year-old.
Parents to two daughters, James, two, and new baby Ines, the A-listers are well-known for sharing their parenting and lifestyle tips on their social media accounts, but their most recent posts contain one of their most vital messages to date.
Blake posted a selfie alongside some training dummies, giving the camera a thumbs up as she encouraged her Instagram fans to follow in her footsteps and take a class.
‘ALL MAMAS AND DADDIES OUT THERE– I can’t recommend this enough, I took a CPR class with with a focus on babies and toddlers,’ she wrote alongside the pic.
‘Google “infant CPR class near me” and you’ll see lots of listings. For those of you who haven’t done it, you will love it. It’s so helpful by giving you knowledge, tools, and some peace of mind.’
Her husband Ryan shared a similar message, although his post took a slightly more light-hearted approach in his efforts to inspire others.
‘Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross. And holy sh*t, I ended up saving my nephew’s life because I knew what to do! True story!’ he enthused.
‘Yesterday I took a refresher course — focusing on infant and toddler CPR. It takes only a few hours and it’s also kinda, sorta fun. Thank you to Dan from Viva First Aid for the lesson. And thank you to these two helpful yet lifeless dolls whose vacant ocular cavities will haunt me until end times.’
Both stars received plenty of praise in the comments, with many thanking them for being such great role models.
‘Thank you for drawing awareness to such a vital lesson to be learned. Follow up with a quick lesson on the Heimlich manoeuvre and you truly can save another persons life. Well done,’ wrote one user.
‘I took my first infant CPR training when my daughter was twelve weeks old – within a week I used it twice to save her life. It is essential to know what to do when a baby/toddler is in crisis and I’m so thankful I took the CPR class – so worth it!’ agreed another.
And a third added: ‘It a very useful skill to have – I did mine a few years ago & I do a refresher every year thankfully I’ve never had to use it so well done you!’