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  • 1 to 2 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death of children younger than 4 years in the United States? Most of these injuries can be prevented.

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  • 2 to 4 Years: Safety for Your Child

    TIPP SHEETS: Injuries are the leading cause of death in children younger than 4 years in the United States, and most of these injuries can be prevented. Firearms in the home, poisons, falls, burns, drowning, and poor safety practices while driving with your child in a car all pose serious threats. These

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  • 6 to 12 Months: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that hundreds of children younger than 1 year die every year in the United States because of injuries — most of which can be prevented?

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  • A Guide to Your Child’s Medicines

    Giving medicine in the right way can help your child feel better and get well. However, medicine information and labels can be confusing. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about prescription and over-the-counter medicines, how to give medicine in the right way, and how to

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  • A Parent's Guide to Water Safety

    Drowning is one of the top causes of injury and death in children. Children can drown in pools, rivers, ponds, lakes, or oceans. They can even drown in a few inches of water in bathtubs, toilets, and large buckets.

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  • ASDs Family Handout—Toilet Training

    Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have slowed development, may be stuck on their own routines, or may be nervous about learning a new skill. They may not understand how to copy the steps using the toilet, or they may not understand the words parents are using. Many children with ASD

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  • Acute Ear Infections and Your Child

    Next to the common cold, an ear infection is the most common childhood illness. In fact, most children have at least one ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. Many ear infections clear up without causing any lasting problems.

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  • Adoption: Guidelines for Parents

    Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about how to talk with your child about being adopted.

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  • Air Bag Safety

    An air bag can save your life. However, air bags and young children are a dangerous combination. The following information will help keep you and your children safe:

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  • Allergies in Children

    Allergy describes a condition involving the immune system that causes sneezing and itching, chronic rashes, wheezing, or even life-threatening allergic reactions. Whether minor or serious, there are things you can do to prevent or control most allergic problems. The more you know about allergies—the

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  • Anemia and Your Young Child: Guidelines for Parents: Adapted from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

    Anemia can make your child appear pale in color and feel cranky, tired, or weak. Though these symptoms may worry you, the most common causes of anemia—such as iron deficiency—are generally easy to treat, especially when anemia is detected early.

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  • Antibiotics and Your Child

    Parents need to know that using antibiotics when they are not the right medicine will not help and may even cause harm to children.

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  • Asthma and Your Child

    This handout informs parents about asthma, including information about asthma symptoms, triggers, treatments, medicines, and how to communicate with your child's school.

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  • Baby Walkers: What You Need to Know

    Most walker injuries happen while adults are watching. Parents or caregivers simply cannot respond quickly enough. A child in a walker can move more than 3 feet in 1 second! That is why walkers are never safe to use, even with an adult close by.

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  • Babysitting Reminders

    Parents should: Meet the siiter and check references and training in advance. | Be certain the sitter has had first aid training and knows CPR. | Be sure the sitter is at least 13 years old and mature enough to handle common emergencies.

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  • Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    Remember … Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

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  • Bedwetting

    Bedwetting is not a serious medical condition, but it can be a challenging problem for children and parents. Read on to find out more from the American Academy of Pediatrics about bedwetting and what can be done about it.

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  • Bedwetting

    Most children learn to use the toilet between 2 and 4 years of age. Even after children are toilet-trained, they may wet the bed until they are older. It's even common for 6-year-olds to wet the bed once in a while. Some children still wet the bed at age 12.

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  • Birth to 6 Months: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that hundreds of children younger than 1 year die every year in the United States because of injuries — most of which could be prevented?

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  • Born Early (Preterm): At the Hospital

    Preterm (premature) birth occurs in about 11 to 13 percent of pregnancies in the US. Almost 60 percent of twins, triplets, and other multiple deliveries result in preterm births.

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  • Born Early (Preterm): Health Concerns

    Because preterm (premature) babies are born before they are physically ready to leave the womb, they often have health problems. These newborns have higher rates of disabilities (such as cerebral palsy) and even death.

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  • Breastfeeding Record for Baby’s First Week
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  • Breastfeeding Your Baby (booklet)

    Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby in many ways. It also is a proud tradition of many cultures. This booklet was written by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to answer common questions about breastfeeding.

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  • Breastfeeding Your Baby: Getting Started

    Getting ready for the birth of your baby is an exciting and busy time. One of the most important decisions you will make is how to feed your baby.

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  • Brief Resolved Unexplained Event: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

    A brief resolved unexplained event (or BRUE for short) occurs suddenly and can be scary for parents and caregivers. A brief resolved unexplained event is a diagnosis made after your baby’s doctor or health care professional has examined your baby and determined that there was no known concerning cause

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 1 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 12 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 15 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 18 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2 to 5 Day (First Week) Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family.

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2½ Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 4 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 6 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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