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Online Resources for Parents

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Jul 02, 2014 | 0 Comments

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs there is, and most parents (like me) can use all the help they can get. The following list of online resources for parents offer sound advice and can prove quite helpful, particularly for new parents:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information on timely topics (car seat safety and injury prevention) and allows you to find a pediatrician in your area.
  • gives product picks from parents and children throughout the country for everything from breakfast foods to baby gear, software, books, and home organization, as well as articles on pregnancy, baby and child development.
  • KidsHealth is loaded with articles written by physicians on topics as emotions, behavior, infections, allergies, exercise, and nutrition. This site also has recipes that cater to those with special dietary needs: pregnant / breastfeeding women, and children with diabetes, lactose intolerance, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease.
  • Interactive Vaccine Scheduler presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows you to enter your child's birthdate and receive a printable immunization schedule, complete with a description of each vaccine and its purpose.
  • allows you to track your unborn baby's development and receive weekly updates about what's going on with not only your baby, but with you as well.
  • contains parenting resources and events, lighthearted articles (a gender predictor, baby shower etiquette, and pregnancy dreams).
  • A Guide for First-Time Parents from includes information about getting help after the birth, handling a newborn, diapering do's and don'ts, and circumcision and umbilical cord care.
  • The Guide to Baby-Proofing Your Home suggests many ways to remodel and baby-proof your home to keep children of all ages safe.
  • Developmental Milestones for Your Child helps you monitor your children as they reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move.
  • Pediatrician Locator by State is another resource to help you locate a pediatrician if you don't currently have one.
  • Ages & Stages contains guidelines to help answer your questions, calm your fears, and prepare yourself for the realities of parenthood.
  • Home Safety Guide includes a room by room listing to help homeowners create a safer environment to help their loved ones avoid unnecessary injuries.
  • Newborn Care and Safety from includes many suggests for caring for your newborns and to help minimize the chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Fire Safety and Prevention for Kids contains a resource guide specifically for kids, seniors and pets on the necessities of fire prevention, preparedness and, when needed, recovery.
  • Positive Parenting Tips contains numerous things that you as a parent can do to help your child grow and learn during each stage of development.
  • Staying Safe On The School Bus contains school bus safety tips for children, parents, and teachers.

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