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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

Also available in: Spanish 

Milk, formula, juices, and other sweet drinks such as soda all have sugar in them. Sucking on a bottle filled with liquids that have sugar in them can cause tooth decay. This easy-to-read tip sheet pr... Details >

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse

Airplane Travel with Infants  External Link

There are both medical and safety issues to consider when taking an infant on an airplane. A doctor may advise against unnecessary air travel during the first two weeks of life when a newborn's body i... Details >

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research  External Link

Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents  External Link

The Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents describes a system of care that is unique in its attention to health promotion activities and psychosocial f... Details >

American Academy of Pediatrics  External Link

Child Health Care Quality Toolbox - Measuring Quality in Children's Health Programs

An online resource designed to help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff to answer related questions about measuring health care quality in child health programs. The toolbox p... Details >

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

CYFERNet: the Cooperative Extension System's Children, Youth and Family Education Research Network  External Link

CYFERNet provides hundreds of complete on-line publications featuring practical, research based, Children, Youth, and Family information. You can search this entire site or explore information in the ... Details >

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Day Care: Choosing a Good Center  External Link

Whether you are considering a commercial day care center or one in someone's home, you should check it out carefully. This handout gives you a list of questions to get started. ... Details >

American Academy of Family Physicians  External Link

Fit Source: Physical Activity and Nutrition Resources for Child Care Providers

Also available in: Spanish 

This site links child care and afterschool providers to a wide variety of physical activity and nutrition resources. You will find links to activities, lesson plans, healthy recipes, information for p... Details >

National Child Care Information Center, Administration for Children and Families

Frequently Asked Questions About Babysitting  External Link

This page connects to frequently asked questions about babysitting. Links include behavior management, safety for the sitter, success on the job, and preventing problem behavior.... Details >

Safe Sitter  External Link

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Child Welfare Information Gateway

Also available in: Spanish 

This page talks about grandparents who have given up retirement plans in order to take on the diapers, daycare, teacher conferences, driver's ed, and everything else that comes along with raising chil... Details >

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Health Topic: Infants and Children Page - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An index of health and safety topics that are specific to infants and children including childhood diseases, immunization, injuries, developmental disabilities, child abuse, birth defects and more.... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services