Caring for a child is a tremendous responsibility; thankfully, there is a way to obtain reliable and comprehensive help directly from those persons most trained in the care of children, members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, without having to make an appointment in order to do so.
According to their mission statement, “HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.”
Physical, mental, and social health and well-being covers a broad range of topics, and HealthyChildren.org is designed to make browsing through such a long list of topics very easy to do.
Ages & Stages
Prenatal: Decisions to make; delivery and beyond.
Baby: Bathing & skin care; breastfeeding; crying & colic; diapers & clothing; feeding & nutrition; preemie; sleep, and teething & tooth care.
Toddler: Fitness; nutrition, and toilet training.
Preschool: Nutrition and fitness.
Grade School: Fitness, nutrition, puberty, and school.
Teen: Dating & sex; fitness; nutrition; school; safety, and substance abuse.
Young Adult: Articles geared to 18 to 21 years.
Nutrition; fitness; sports; oral health, and emotional wellness.
Safety & Prevention
Immunizations; all around; at home; at play, and on the go.
Health management/medical home (pediatric specialists); family dynamics, and work & play.
Conditions: Abdominal; ADHD; allergies & asthma; cancer; chest & lungs; chronic conditions; developmental disabilities; ear, nose & throat; emotional problems; eyes; fever; from insects or animals; genitals and urinary tract; head, neck & nervous system; heart; infections; learning disabilities; obesity; orthopedic; prevention; sexually transmitted; skin; tobacco, and treatments.
Injuries & emergencies (A to Z)
Vaccine preventable diseases (A to Z)
There are also links to News, Tips & Tools; Our Mission, and a bookstore. You can browse the bookstore by using the links on the left of the page (baby; toddler; preschool; school age; teen; illnesses & conditions; fitness & nutrition; health & wellness; Spanish; child care centers & schools, and view all books).
Whether you are seeking general information related to child health or more specific guidance on parenting issues, the Healthy Children website will provide you with information that comes from the nation’s leading child health experts and with recommendations that are supported by scientific research.