How “Baby Shark” song can actually help save lives

This is amazing!

Content Editor / May 23 2019

It’s one of the most well-known songs of the last year, particularly for parents of toddlers, but did you know the viral tune might actually save lives?

The beat of the hit song is similar to the tune “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees, which at 103 bpm (beats per minute) is the perfect rhythm to perform CPR to.

Baby Shark is slightly faster at 115 bpm, but is ideal to help children learn this valuable skill.

The discovery was made by Chris Pietroforte, a firefighter and EMT for 19 years. When his daughter Saige was just one, he taught her how to do chest compressions.

Now, aged three, Saige is an expert, and Chris says “Baby Shark” is a great song to play to teach kids – and adults – how to perform CPR.

“Any song that’s between 100 to 120 bpm you can do it to,” Chris told Inside Edition.

“I tell people all the time: if a 2-year-old can learn, why can’t you?” Chris says

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.

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