Growing Up Healthy

New parents have lots of questions. This website will help answer many of your questions about caring for a young child. For words you do not understand, use the glossary or ask your doctor or nurse. Here, you can find information about:

  • Your child's growth and development from birth to age six
  • Common concerns about your child
  • Well-child visits to the doctor or nurse
  • Parenting tips
  • Ways to keep your child healthy and safe
  • Ways to prepare and deal with emergencies
  • Resources

Documents

  • Table of Contents (PDF) pdf format of    table-content.pdf  rtf format of table-content.rtf

  • Chapter 1: Your New Baby (PDF) pdf format of    your-new-baby.pdf  rtf format of your-new-baby.rtf file size 3MB
    Find information about caring and feeding your new baby, choosing a doctor or nurse for your child, paying for health care, and newborn screening.

  • Chapter 2: Bringing Your Baby Home (PDF) pdf format of    bring-baby-home.pdf  rtf format of bring-baby-home.rtf file size 1MB
    Care for your baby safely at home. Learn about caring for your new baby, yourself, and your family.

  • Chapter 3: Others Caring for Your Child (PDF) pdf format of    other-care-your-child.pdf  rtf format of other-care-your-child.rtf
    Information on choosing a babysitter and a child care provider.

  • Chapter 4: Your Growing Child (PDF) pdf format of    growing-child.pdf  rtf format of growing-child.rtf
    Information about your child's growth and development from birth to age 6. Learn about primary care, well-child visits, and common concerns. Download forms to write down health information, questions for your doctor or nurse, and other things you want to remember.

  • Chapter 5: Keeping Healthy (PDF) pdf format of    keep-healthy.pdf  rtf format of keep-healthy.rtf
    There are many things you can do to keep your child healthy. Learn about when to call the doctor, how to take temperature, and give your child medicine. Read about how to take care of your child's teeth, ears, eyes, allergies, and asthma. Protect your child from the sun, lead poisoning, and carbon monoxide.

  • Chapter 6: Keeping Safe (PDF) pdf format of    keep-safe.pdf  rtf format of keep-safe.rtf file size 1MB
    Keep your child safe from accidents. Learn how to prepare for a medical emergency or a disaster.

  • Chapter 7: Healthy Eating (PDF) pdf format of    healthy-eating.pdf  rtf format of healthy-eating.rtf
    Information on feeding your child and nutrition.

  • Chapter 8: Healthy Families (PDF) pdf format of    healthy-families.pdf  rtf format of healthy-families.rtf
    Parents and children learn from each other. Find information and tips about spending time with your child, discipline, loss and grief, and family safety.

  • Chapter 9: Resources (PDF) pdf format of    resources.pdf  rtf format of resources.rtf
    Resources to help you and your family.

  • Glossary (PDF) pdf format of    glossary-index.pdf  rtf format of glossary-index.rtf
    Find out the meanings of some words used in Growing Up Healthy that you may not understand.

Creciendo Sano

Los nuevos padres tienen muchas preguntas. Este sitio Web ayudará a responder muchas de sus preguntas sobre el cuidado de un niño pequeño. Para palabras que no entienda, use el glosario en la parte de atrás del libro o pregúntele a su médico o enfermera. Aquí podrá encontrar información sobre los siguientes temas:

  • El crecimiento y desarrollo de su niño desde el nacimiento hasta los seis años
  • Las inquietudes comunes sobre su niño
  • Las visitas rutinarias a su médico o enfermera
  • Consejos para padres
  • Modos de mantener a su hijo saludable y seguro
  • Modos de prepararse y enfrentar una emergencia
  • Recursos

Documents



This information is provided by the Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.