Information Links

General/quality resources:

A Wired Family
Information about the dangers associated with apps, websites and most things digital.

American Academy of Pediatrics
This is a great resource for most child health needs, advocacy and other information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Comprehensive information on infectious diseases and preventive health. Topics include travelers’ health, emergency preparedness, environmental health, and other useful and interesting information.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Useful guides on clinical services, medical information, answers to procedure questions and how to get around the hospital. Also offers resources for special healthcare needs.

Health on the Net
A reliable and comprehensive search engine…can be wordy.

Healthy Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ education site for parents and caregivers. Offers information on development, basic health, nutrition & activity, safety, parenting and family issues.

WebMD
Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

WebMD Food Videos
A starter guide to baby and toddler food and nutrition.

Medline Plus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. A comprehensive site offering information about general medical issues as well as age-specific information about children.

KidsHealth
Offers separate sections with helpful, age-appropriate information for parents, kids and teens.

Risk/Safety:

ASK (Asking Saves Kids)
The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. ASK, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child over to play.

Health eHome
Learn how your home can be healthier for you and our environment. This site offers an interactive series of quizzes to help you identify harmful environmental risks that may be in your home. Also offers other checklists and resources for those who want more information.

Parenting/behavior:

La Leche League International
In-depth breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support, as well as links to local organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Zero to Three / Healthy Minds
Information to help parents make the most of their baby’s critical first 3 years of development.

Special Needs Resource Directory
When you have a child who needs healthcare more than typical for any reason, you are faced with the constant challenge of finding resources and support. Let the Special Needs Resource Directory, available on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center website, be your online guide for information. You can easily find resources on topics including: Special Education, Equipment and Assistive Technology, Financial Assistance and Waivers, Homecare and Residential Options, Recreation, Camps and Travel, Support Groups, Online Communities and Advocacy, Transition to Adulthood, and more.

Child Development Institute
An excellent site for developmental information, and parenting and behavior resources.

Recommended Reading for Children

How much screen time is too much? What should I be reading to my toddler? How can I help my 5th grader find books he’ll enjoy? Try these Recommended Reading lists. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Media Use Guidelines are also listed on each one. Our thanks to Dr. John Hutton of Baby Unplugged for putting these together.

Birth to 18 months
18 months to 3 years old
3 years old to 6 years old
6 years old to 9 years old
10 years old to 12 years old
Young Adult