University of Louisville Hospital is launching a new class to educate soon-to-be grandparents on the latest infant care recommendations in preparation for the arrival of a new baby in the family.
The initial free class will be Tuesday, June 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Glass Room located in the basement of the hospital next to the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be provided.
â€śFew things are more joyful than helping your child welcome new life into the world, but several infant care recommendations have changed since older adults raised their own children,â€ť said Rachel Mortensen, R.N., prenatal class coordinator at UofL Hospitalâ€™s Center for Women & Infants.
Topics to be covered include safe sleep practices for infants, car seat recommendations, how to prepare and store formula and breast milk, and a grandparentâ€™s role as a support person.
Expecting parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend the class together.
Please register by calling 502-562-3325 or email Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the message, please include â€śgrandparent class,â€ť your name and how many people will attend.
The Center for Women & Infants also offers â€śBeautiful Beginningsâ€ť free pregnancy and child care classes for expectant parents. A full schedule and registration information can be found at UofL Hospitalâ€™s website.