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.
Learn about early peanut introduction to help prevent peanut allergies.
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 http://www.realfactsrealfast.org/otc/ to check out the information now. Resources provided through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
(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.
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.
Check out germ prevention and home safety tips to keep your family healthy and out of harm's way.
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.
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 ctf4kids.org.
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.
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
SaferCar.gov: Parents Central - How to Find the Right Car Seat for Your Child
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.
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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.
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