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Blake Lively's best piece of parenting advice is something all mums and dads need to hear.

Mamamia logo Mamamia 5 days ago Katy Hall
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Hollywood A-lister and mum-of-two Blake Lively has issued an important reminder to all new parents this week, singing the virtues of learning infant CPR.

Sharing a photo of herself at a class to Instagram on Monday evening, the Gossip Girl star wrote, “ALL MAMAS AND DADDIES OUT THERE– I can’t recommend this enough, I took a CPR class with a focus on babies and toddlers.”

The 29-year-old’s post continued, “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.”

Lively and her husband, fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, welcomed their eldest daughter James in December 2014.

Their second daughter, Ines, was born in September 2016.

Listen: Monique Bowley and Bec Judd discuss the first six weeks of babyhood on Hello Bump. Post continues… 

Despite being firmly private about the day-to-day operations of their family’s life, both Lively and Reynolds have spoken openly about the challenges, joys and steep learning curves that come along with being parents to two young children. None more so than trading in weekends staying out until dawn for infant CPR classes.

Perhaps the most important section of Lively’s post, though, was her advice on how other parents out there could follow her and Reynolds’ suit.

"Google 'infant CPR class near me' and you'll see lots of listings," the actress wrote.

In Australia alone, infant CPR classes are run through most major hospitals and community centres, as well as through organisations like Child Revive and Kids First Aid.

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