Grandparenting Classes at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) will be offering Grandparenting Classes again this spring. Corinne Cook, RN, Babysitting Class instructor, will teach the next Grandparenting Class Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. The class will be held in the hospital’s Large Conference Room.

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 Cook. “I want to help grandparents learn changes that have been made for safety and well-being of infants and children, explaining all the things that changed since they raised their children.”

These Grandparenting classes have been popular and have proven helpful. Some comments received from previous class participants include the following:
• “I’m glad you had infant and child mannequins for practice and demonstrations.”
• “The handouts were great!”
• “Thank you for the 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 onto the Veterans Memorial Hospital website at or registration can be taken by calling the hospital at 563-568-3411.