Maybe it’s time to send grandma and grandpa back to school

Released: 02/08/17

Denise Duffy will teach a grandparenting 101 class at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) on Wednesday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm in the WMC lower level conference rooms. Duffy is with grandson Bowen, age 2

Refresh grandma and grandpa’s memory of the new methods and practices of infant care. Grandparents will learn what’s in and what’s out. For instance, did you know, it is recommended for a child to be rear facing in a car seat until the age of 2? Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) will host a free grandparenting 101 class on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in WMC conference room B1. Please enter through the east entrance of the hospital, door E1.

The class topics include:

  • General safety
  • Car seat basics
  • Infant feeding/breastfeeding
  • Labor and delivery changes
  • Bathing tips

“The experience of becoming a grandparent is like teaching your child how to ride a bike,” explained Denise Duffy, grandma and creator of the grandparent program at WMC. “Sometimes, they will get off balance, and need a little assistance from you, but at some point you will need to let go and allow them to take control on their own.”

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