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.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
- Following dental school, a pediatric dentist has 2-3 years of specialty training and limits his/her practice to treating infants and children through adolescence.
- If you need help finding a pediatric dentist: Ask a trusted friend for a referral, ask your dentist to recommend a pediatric dentist, or visit the Health Department for more information.
- Resource: First Trip to Dentist
- Video: What Children can Expect at the Dentist
What should my kids be eating and how much?
- Get the answers to some "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" ABOUT CHILD NUTRITION
- OR visit: USDA NUTRITION INFORMATION
- 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.
- Department of Children and Families FL Abuse Hotline information
- Report child abuse online or call 1-800-962-2873
- Frustrated? Click here for simple alternatives when you feel angry with your child
- For other strategies to cope with the stress of parenting visit: www.preventchildabuse.org
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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