We’re teaming up with Mid-Continent Public Library to offer free community health programs this Spring. Whether you’re a new or soon-to-be parent, babysitter, childcare provider, or caregiver, our infant and child classes will give you the tools to help keep little ones safe.
See below for upcoming class dates and times as well as program descriptions.
Infant CPR – Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m., Blue Springs South Branch
More than 7,000 children suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year – and in the event of a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediate CPR. Parents and caregivers are among the most important people to be trained in infant CPR and choking relief, which can make a life or death difference for infants.
This class teaches the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief, focusing on infants from newborn to 12 months. Participants will receive an infant CPR anytime kit. Please note: This is an education class and not a CPR certification class. Register today.
Car Seat Safety – Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m., North Independence Branch
While the latest research shows that most families in the U.S. put kids in car seats, nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly. Car seats are designed to precise specifications to keep children safe, which is why parents need to choose the right car or booster seat for their child’s age and size and install and use them correctly every time.
Our Car Seat Safety class is taught by certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and is designed to equip parents with the knowledge and skills to choose and correctly install the appropriate seat. Register today.
Safe Sleep for Infants – Tuesday, June 14, at 6:00 p.m., Raytown Branch
Did you know that unsafe sleep environments are a leading cause of infant death? Soft objects, toys, crib bumpers, or loose bedding in a baby’s sleep area can present hazards to their health – especially among infants ages 1 to 12 months. Babies sleep safest when they are alone, lying on their back, and in a crib.
In our Infant Safe Sleep class, caregivers will learn how to create a safe sleep environment and reduce sleep-related injuries. Register today.
Visit mymcpl.org/Wellness to find more health and wellness programs and resources at Mid-Continent Public Library!
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