RESOURCES & LINKS
Car Seat Safety
"Infant Passenger Safety: Guidance for Parents" from the American Academy of Pediatrics -- updated 1/18/2007
Car Safety Seats and Transportation Safety
Click here for info on the latest CHILD CAR SEAT regulations
If you have a poisoning emergency, call 1- 800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911. To get a free packet of poison prevention publications, write to "Poison Prevention Packet," CPSC, Washington, DC 20207, or visit www.poison.org.
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America http://www.aafa.org
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, and research.
BMI (Body Mass Index) Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen - click here
This online calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.
Breastfeeding & Medications
Drugs and Lactation Database from National Library of Medicine - click here
This database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) aims to aid in the understanding and treatment of developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders. The site includes information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, and current research.
National Down Syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Vaccine Education Center http://vaccine.chop.edu
This site provides parents with facts and information about Childhood Vaccines. The site is provided by the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.