Grandparenting Classes again scheduled to be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital; October 1 is next class

Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) in Waukon will be offering Grandparenting classes again this fall. Corinne Cook, RN, Babysitting Class instructor, will teach the next Grandparenting Class scheduled for Saturday, October 1 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. The class will be held in the hospital’s Large Conference Room. Signs will be posted.

In these classes, new or soon-to-be grandparents will learn all the new protocols to use when caring for their new grandchild. Some topics covered will include basic baby care, car seat safety, Tylenol/Ibuprofen dosing charts, home safety, poison control information, infant/child CPR, choking and other emergency medical information, as well as tips to support parents such as handling the baby blues and postpartum depression.  Free-will donations will be accepted to cover the costs of the class.

“The rules are always changing when it comes to child care,” states Corinne Cook, RN, class instructor.  “I want to help new grandparents learn the changes that have been made for safety and well-being of infants and children, explaining all the things that have changed since they raised their children.”

The first Grandparenting Class taught at Veterans Memorial Hospital was held last fall. Some comments received by the grandparents attending included the following:

• “I’m glad you had infant and child mannequins for practice and demonstrations.”
• “The hand-outs were great!”
• “Thank you for encouraging comments/experiences from participants.”
• “A lot of good information. Thank you.”
• “Thanks for the update on CPR/Choking child.”

To register for the new Grandparenting Class, log on to the Veterans Memorial Hospital website at,  or registration can be taken by calling the hospital at 563-568-3411.