Keep My Child Healthy And Safe

vertical_bar Immunizations:

Immunizations are an important part of your child's health. Often they are started at birth and are suggested up through adolescence.

  • CLICK HERE for more information and vaccination definitions, courtesy of the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • To find a pediatrician for your child, CLICK HERE.
  • For more information about immunizations from the Duval County Health Department, CLICK HERE.

Talk to your child before their visit to the doctor or dentist:

  • Pediatricians, dentists, family practitioners, and psychologists recommend a few basic communication strategies for preparing children for a visit: Be brief. Be positive. Be playful. Be honest in age-appropriate ways. Be in charge. And be calm… CONTINUE READING.


vertical_bar Pediactric Dentistry:

Dental Care 1

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

vertical_bar Nutrition Information:

Child Nutrition 1

What should my kids be eating and how much?

vertical_bar General Health / Parenting / Safety Information:


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vertical_bar All Babies Need a Safe Place to Sleep:

  • Baby is on his⁄her back for naps & at night.
  • Baby is alone in bed.
  • There is no smoking near baby.
  • No pillows, stuffed animals, bumper pads or toys are in the crib with baby.
  • If a blanket is used, it is tucked in. The blanket is not thick.
  • Baby is on a firm mattress. The sheet fits tightly.
  • Baby is in a safe crib.
  • Baby is dressed in light sleep clothing.


vertical_bar Break the Cycle of Child Abuse:

vertical_bar Car Safety & Booster Seats:

Booster Seats

It is the responsibility of the supervising adult to ensure that any child under 7 years old is seated in a federally-approved child car seat. To view the current child car seat laws CLICK HERE.

  • Safe Kids Northeast Florida conducts free Safe Kids Buckle Up car seat checks. For locations, dates and times CLICK HERE.

View the videos below for additional tips every parent should know:

Infant Car Seats: When is my baby ready to move from rear facing to forward facing?

Infant/Toddler Car Seats: When is my child ready to move from forward facing to a booster seat?

Preschoolers: When is my child ready to move from a booster seat to regular lap and shoulder belt?


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