Cold and flu season are just around the corner and for parents of young children, it can be a stressful time of year.
On Friday, Sept. 29, Skaggs Foundation will host a free Feel Better Baby workshop for parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children. The event will offer information on how to identify and treat common childhood ailments and when to seek medical care.
“We joke about it all the time but it’s so true – kids do not come with an instruction manual and whether you are a first-time parent, have a house full of children or enjoying your grandkids, caring for a sick child can be very stressful,” said Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Freeman. “During this event, I’m going to provide parents and grandparents the information they need to make informed decisions when caring for their young child.”
In addition to receiving valuable information from Dr. Freeman, each family will receive a free Feel Better Baby kit that include basic supplies for providing at home care. The kits include children’s pain medicine, saline drops, a bulb syringe, digital thermometer and the easy-to-read book “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick.”
The event will be held Friday, Sept. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new location of Jesus Was Homeless, 310 Gretna Road, Branson. The event is free, however, registration is required and space is limited. RSVP today by calling 417-348-8998 or email Ruby.Comer@skaggs.net.
Funding for this project was provided in whole by Missouri Foundation for Health. Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.