Resources for Parents of Young Children

Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Learn about diseases such as the common cold, ear infections, whooping cough, and birth defects and how they can affect your child. Each topic includes possible disease causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, when to seek medical care, treatment options, and prevention tips.

Learn how to protect your child in the home and outdoors by checking out these safety tips on burns, dog bites, lead poisoning, road traffic safety, sun damage, and much more.

Learn how to raise a healthy baby by checking out these tips on a wide range of topics including breastfeeding, screenings, vaccinations, and calming a crying baby.

Learn more about important developmental milestones for your baby.  Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)

Resources that will help even the most nervous parents feel better about caring for their new baby. Learn more about proper handling techniques, bonding and soothing methods, diapering do’s and dont’s, bathing basics, feeding and burping your baby, sleeping basics, and much more!

For more than 15 years, the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been providing up-to-date, reliable information about vaccinations to parents. The Parents PACK (Processing, Accessing and Communication Knowledge about vaccines) program offers information about vaccinations across the lifespan. Get vaccine information anytime, anywhere with the free mobile app, watch short videos that answer common questions about vaccines, and sign up for a free monthly newsletter to receive the last news.

Learn about the breastfeeding basics, benefits, support, potential challenges and how to overcome them, and tips for mothers on how to take care of themselves.

Last Updated: 8/17/16

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