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January 2020

January Topic

During the cold Wisconsin winter, many families will be looking forward to vacationing in sunny destinations.  Check out these Travel Safety Tips for Families:

  • When traveling by airplane, in order to decrease ear pain during descent encourage infants to nurse or suck on a bottle.  Older children can try chewing gum or drinking liquids with a straw. 
  • Wash hands frequently, and consider bring hand-washing gel and disinfectant wipes to prevent illnesses during travel.
  • Be aware that cribs or play pens provided by hotels may not meet current safety standards.  If you have any doubts about the safety of a crib/play pen, ask for a replacement or consider other options.
  • Stay within arm's reach of children while swimming, as pools may not have safe, modern drain systems and both pools and beaches may lack lifeguards.
  • Most rental car companies can arrange for a car seat if you are unable to bring yours along. However, they may have a limited selection of seats. Check that the seat they provide is appropriate for the size and age of your child, that it appears to be in good condition, and that the instruction manual is provided before accepting it.
  • If traveling internationally, make sure your family has the additional vaccines, preventative medications and safety information they may need.  Getting vaccinated will help keep your family safe and health while you’re traveling.  It will also help to ensure you don’t bring home and serious diseases.  Waukesha County Public Health offers an International Travel Clinic and we’re here to answer any of your travel questions.  For more information visit: www.waukeshacounty.gov/travel or call us at 262-896-8430

 

Jan Childbirth Education

FREE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES
Waukesha County’s Public Health Division is now offering a series of four Childbirth Education Classes for pregnant women. There is no fee. Each childbirth can be different. Whether this is your first child or fourth, these classes will help you prepare for the birth of your child. Each class will focus on a particular topic and include breathing exercises. *Free baby gift after each class attended*

  • Tuesdays in January 12:30 - 2:30
  • Human Services Center- Room 273 | 514 Riverview Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Please call 262-896-8479 to register or for questions
  • Facebook Event

Grapevine 1/15

CUP OF HEALTH COFFEE TALKS | SUBSTANCE ABUSE + MEDICATION SAFETY
Learn what common drugs that may be misused by older adults and why, including signs and symptoms of misuse and strategies and alternatives to prevent misuse.

  • Wednesday, January 15th 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Brookfield Public Library | Harnischfeger Room | 1900 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005
  • Registration: Adult Reference (262) 782-4140, Option 1
  • Facebook Event

Grapevine 1/28

CUP OF HEALTH COFFEE TALKS | SUBSTANCE ABUSE + MEDICATION SAFETY
Learn what common drugs that may be misused by older adults and why, including signs and symptoms of misuse and strategies and alternatives to prevent misuse.

  • Tuesday, January 28th 10 AM
  • Hartland Public Library | 110 E Park Ave, Hartland, Wisconsin 53029
  • Registration: Call (262) 367-3350 or email Claudia at cnoonan@hartland.lib.wi.us
  • Facebook Event