Keeping your new baby safe will be a top priority before he or she is even born. This one-session class reviews two important yet often overlooked topics - infant CPR and infant car seat safety.
In the first half, Newborn ICU nurse Louise Dunphy teaches parents and caregivers how to recognize an infant needing emergent intervention, how to provide choking relief for an infant with an obstructed airway, and how to perform CPR. Safe sleeping and protecting against SIDS are also covered. Families receive a DVD and inflatable practice doll in their CPR kit to practice at home.
The second half of the class reviews ways to keep your infant safe when in the car, ensure they are buckled in properly every time, and includes one-on-one help with car seat installation by certified child passenger safety technician, Ashley Minihan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that 3 out of 4 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. Ensure that you are not part of this statistic by getting your car seat installed properly. Bring your car seat and any applicable parts (base, etc.) for help with installation. If you don't have your car seat available yet, Ashley will gladly meet with you at a later date to help put it in. You may also email her directly to schedule a one-on-one safety review and seat installation.
This class is recommended for parents and any regular caregivers (grandparents, etc.). It can be taken before or after pregnancy, so feel free to bring your baby along if you've already delivered. All classes take place at the Old Stone Church 251 Main Street, East Haven.
Instructors: Louise Dunphy, BSN, RNC-NIC (Infant CPR) and Ashley Minihan, CPST (Car Seat Safety)
Upcoming Dates: All classes are Saturdays from 9:30am to 12pm unless otherwise noted. Minimum class size required; class may be canceled if less than 4 couples are enrolled.
May 18, 2019
June 15, 2019 at 9am
July 13, 2o19
August 17, 2019
October 5, 2019
Fee: $80 per pregnant participant (no fee for partners or support persons) Cash or check payable to "Childbirth & Parenting Education of GNH" due at the start of class. Fee includes CPR kit and DVD to take home.