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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 2½ Year Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 4 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 6 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Bright Futures Parent Handout: 9 Month Visit

    Here are some suggestions from Bright Futures experts that may be of value to your family

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  • Car Safety Seat Checkup

    Using a car safety seat correctly makes a big difference. Even the right seat for your child's size may not properly protect your child in a crash unless it is used correctly. So take a minute to check to be sure.

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  • Car Safety Seats 2017 Guide

    One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car safety seats on the market, it’s

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  • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis

    At birth, boys have skin that covers the end of the penis, called the foreskin. One choice you will make for your new baby boy is whether to have him circumcised. Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin, exposing the tip of the penis.

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  • Caring for Your Child's Teeth

    Almost 1 in 4 children in America will have a cavity before turning 4 years of age! That's why it's very important for parents to know how to care for their children's teeth.

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  • Childproofing Your Home

    Children are naturally curious and love to explore. Young children especially like to explore by putting things in their mouths. Before or as soon as children begin crawling or walking, parents and caregivers need to take extra steps to make sure harmful items are out of reach, out of sight, and locked

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  • Choking Prevention and First Aid for Infants and Children

    When children begin crawling, or eating table foods, parents must be aware of the dangers and risks of choking. Children younger than 5 years can easily choke on food and small objects.

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  • Choosing Quality Child Care: What's Best for Your Family?

    Finding high-quality child care is very important but not always easy. Your choice will play a key role in your child's health and development. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about child care options to help you in your search for what's best for your family.

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  • Circumcision: Information for Parents

    Parents have different opinions about newborn circumcision based on medical, religious, cultural, and ethnic traditions, and personal reasons. Some parents choose circumcision. Some parents do not choose circumcision. Parents who are undecided should talk with their child's doctor before their child

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  • Colds

    Most children get 8 to 10 colds before they are 2 years old. Most colds come and go without any big problems.

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  • Common Childhood Infections

    Most infections are caused by germs called viruses and bacteria. While you may be able to keep germs from spreading, you can't always keep your child from getting sick. It is important for parents to know how to keep their children healthy and what to do when they get sick. Read on to learn more from

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  • Constipation

    Constipation (kahn-sti-PAY-shun) is common. Children with constipation have stools (poops) that are hard, dry, and difficult or painful to get out. Constipation can be treated.

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