Accidents are the leading cause of death in infancy and childhood from ages one through 24. Parental training programs in the prevention and management of pediatric emergencies may effectively decrease the morbidity and mortality of sudden accidental death in children. The Heartsaver-Baby course is a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation specifically designed for young parents. It includes training in the prevention of childhood emergencies resulting in sudden death, recognition of the most common emergencies in different age groups, practical training in CPR and obstructed airway maneuvers. Widespread implementation of this community program may help decrease the incidence of accidents in children and provide parents with a better background to deal with life-threatening emergencies.