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Infant Resources (0-12 months)

Nutrition and Starting Solids

Starting Solids: A Nutrition Guide for Infants and Children 4 to 12 Months of Age

NAPNAP and the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation created this electronic brochure, which provides tips for parents and caregivers about starting solid foods and keeping infants safe when they are eating. It includes a variety of information including food allergies, portion sizes and how to prevent and treat choking in infants. 

Lil Mixins: Your Guide to the Latest Information on Early Allergen Introduction 

Learn about early peanut introduction to help prevent peanut allergies.

Medicine and Vaccine Resources

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety: Real Facts Real Fast 

NAPNAP, in collaboration with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, developed and executed a national over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety campaign providing expert advice to providers, teens and parents. Information is available through a microsite featuring several handouts to encourage safe dosing and usage of OTC medication. Go to to check out the information now. Resources provided through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Pediatric Medication Safety Education Toolkit

(Developed in partnership with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)

Safety Matters: Pediatric Medication Safety includes educational material created to support education of parents and caregivers on medication safety. Young children are at great risk for medication errors. It is critical for parents and other caregivers to understand how to administer medications to young children safely and to secure medications. NAPNAP, in partnership with the AANP, provides this educational flipchart, supported by an educational grant from McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Electronic copies may be downloaded using the links below.

SAFETY MATTERS (PDF) - The online version of the educational flipchart document is available for download. Only the patient view is included in this version.
SAFETY MATTERS TEARSHEET (PDF) - This two-page handout is used to reinforce key messages from the flipchart. It includes space for individualized notes.

Vaccinations for Children and Teens

Do You Know the Flu? Learn about common myths and the facts related to the flu. 

Infant Immunizations FAQs: Frequently asked questions about infant vaccines (English and Spanish).

Vaccines for Kids & Teens: Find many resources related to pediatric vaccines.

Safety Resources

Home Health & Safety Tips

Check out germ prevention and home safety tips to keep your family healthy and out of harm's way.

Be Prepared

NAPNAP has compiled a variety of resources related to being prepared for all types of disasters and ways to keep your family safe. Go to our Be Prepared webpage. 

Sleep Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Helping Babies Sleep Safely webpage provides tips for parents to help ensure that their baby is safe while sleeping. 

The ABC's of Infant Safe Sleep Videos

Learn about infant safe sleep and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for safe sleep practices to prevent infant suffocation and infant mortality. Babies should sleep Alone, on their Backs in a Crib for night time, nap time, every time. This video was developed in partnership with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS), the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Missouri Children's Trust Fund. Learn more at  

View the video in English at
View the video in Spanish at 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) joined the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) developed "Safe Sleep for Babies", a crib safety video aimed at helping all new parents avoid suffocation, strangulation and entrapment risks in the sleep environment. Watch the video.  

Lead Safety

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources: Make Your Home Lead-Safe for Your New Baby; Make Your Home Lead-Safe for Your New Baby (Spanish)Regulations to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Child Car Safety Parents Central - How to Find the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Behavioral Health Resources

CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early.

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. Find a variety of resources at Learn the Signs. Act Early.

New! CDC's Milestone Tracker App

Learn more and get information on downloading the app at CDC’s Milestone Tracker website. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play.

The new app offers:

  • Interactive milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos
  • Tips and activities to help children learn and grow
  • Information on when to act early and talk with a doctor about developmental delays
  • A personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers
  • Reminders of appointments and developmental screening

Other Infant Resources

Zika Virus: Need to Know from the CDC

National Coalition for Infant Health Video: Still a Preemie

Some preemies are born months early, at extremely low birthweights. They fight for each breath and face nearly insurmountable health obstacles. 

But that's not every preemie's story.​ Watch the video: Still a Preemie.

Support 4 NICU Parents

If your baby is in the NICU, you are likely to experience a range of emotions as you begin to adjust with your situation. Support 4 NICU Parents has a variety of resources. 

Other Age Group Resources