Health library

Our Health Library has information, tips, and best practices related to health conditions and treatments for expectant moms and children.

Children’s health and wellness
For parents, information and guidance about your child’s emotional and physical health.

Pregnancy and newborn
From your first trimester to taking baby home and beyond, expectant moms and new parents can find health information and practical advice.

Pediatric cancer
Guidance and treatment information for parents of children diagnosed with cancer.

Children’s conditions A–Z
From allergy and eye care to injury prevention and safety, find comprehensive information on your child’s health conditions.

Child health topics

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. The CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes the CDC from its peer agencies.

Working with states and other partners, the CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks, implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. The CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

Visit for credible and reliable health information on many topics.

Car seat recommendations

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents. Visit the AAP Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

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Product recalls

Child products such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items. View more information at the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Traveling with children

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel, including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
  • Modifying the immunization schedule
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • Travel and breastfeeding
  • International adoptions

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