Health and Safety Resources for Parents

The first Candle / SIDS Alliance mission is to help infants survive and thrive, with a focus on preventing SIDS and stillbirth. Click here to learn how you can help you own baby thrive and how you can help First Candle in their mission:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Public Affairs

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) The latest infant sleep recommendations may be found at this link (scroll down to “Recommendations”)

Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality By Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP Parent-tested, pediatrician-approved advice parents need to prepare for the first few months of their baby’s life.

Happiest Baby on the Block, the new Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer by Dr. Harvey Karp, MD

The Nemours Foundation is a nonprofit organization with practical health and safety advice for both parents and kids.

Mayo Clinic’s site is a good resource for the entire family. Use their “symptom checker” to pinpoint the cause of a symptom and learn what to do about it. Look for the special section on children’s symptoms.

New York University’s Child Study Center focuses on learning and behavioral disorders.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides information that helps you know when to call the doctor.