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  • baby sleeping in car
    Heat-Related Safety
    Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents
    Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Most of those deaths are the result of a parent or caregiver forgetting a child — usually a sleeping baby or toddler — in the car on a warm or hot day. You ...
    Erin Dower
  • Doctor examining little girl at hospital
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    10 Facts You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak
    Since the beginning of 2015, the measles have infected more than 150 people from 17 states, with many cases stemming from an outbreak that originated at Disneyland in California and prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to issue a pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Toddler Takes Sips of Wine and Beer
    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Is It Okay for Toddlers to Take Sips of Wine and Beer?
    Is it ever acceptable to let a two-year-old sip wine and beer? ...
  • Mom and baby sitting under umbrella at the beach
    Sun Safety
    Best Sun-Safety Practices for Babies
    The sun's UV rays can be damaging year round, even when it is cloudy or cold, and your baby's thin skin burns much easier than an adult's does. Follow these sun-safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe in the sun throughou...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Close up of crossed eyes
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    Busted! 6 Truths About Childhood Myths
    Do you really need to wait an hour before swimming? Can you go outside with wet hair? Did you ever wonder if any of these myths were true? Find out the answers to all your pressing childhood questions! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • breastfeeding woman checking medication safety
    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Your Baby and Teething
    Your Baby and Teething Babyproofing If you use a teether that contains gel, be sure to examine it regularly for cracking or other signs of wear and tear. Certainly teething may also cause some irritability, if not from the pain then from the pr...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • baby sleeping on back
    Caring for a Newborn
    A Guide to the New Rules of Parenting: Why Babies Can't Sleep on Their Stomach and More
    Parenting practices, trends, and tools are always evolving. If you're an expectant mom or grandparent who's more familiar with parenting trends from the disco era, use this list to catch up on today's written and unwritten rules of raising a baby...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Diaper Bag Essentials Printable List
    A properly packed and well-stocked diaper bag is a must when you and your baby are out and about. Use this printable checklist to make sure you have all you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable while away from home. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    General Care and Hygiene
    CloudMom Videos
    Videos Breast Milk Storage Tips more videos from CloudMom What You Need to Know About Formula Feeding How to Set Up the Pack and Play ...
  • girl getting shot
    Vaccine Schedule
    Are Extra Doses of Vaccines Harmful?
    Learn whether it is harmful to give extra doses of the routine childhood vaccines, and how you can prevent that from happening. Dr. Shari Nethersole, a physician at the Boston Children's Hospital weighs in. ...
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note:...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • new mother holds her baby
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Growth and Physical Development
    Breast Buds in Toddlers
    Find out whether it's normal for a toddler to have breast buds, and whether a doctor's examination is warranted. ...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Car Seats
    AAP Issues New Car Seat Guidelines
    AAP Issues New Car Seat GuidelinesIn the April issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends toddlers be kept in rear-facing car seats at least until the age of 2, with smaller children remaining that way for even ...
    Lindsay Hutton