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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 Parent's Guide to Toy Safety

    Children can have a lot of fun playing with their toys. However, it's important to keep in mind that safety should always come first. Each year thousands of children are injured by toys.

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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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  • 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: How to Talk With Your Child About Being Adopted

    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 in Children and Teens

    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 Aren't Always Needed

    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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