Baby's Care and Development
Congratulations on the Birth of Your Baby!
Your baby depends on you completely to meet his physical
needs. You will probably have questions about how to recognize
and meet those needs, now and in the future.
Because all children are different, there are no hard and
fast answers to your questions. There are some general guidelines
to follow. For more information about feeding and caring
for your baby, your baby's development, and how to keep your
baby safe, click on the following:
Your one to two month old
Your three to five month old
Your six to eight month old
Your nine to twelve month
Also check out the
Check-ups and shots
Child Product Recalls
sections with valuable information for all babies.
Vaccines for Children Program The N.C. Division of Public Health's fact sheet explains eligibility for this program and other information pertaining to reduced costs for required vaccines for children up to 19 years of age.
Period of PURPLE Crying Program web site designed to help parents understand this time in their baby’s life, which is a normal part of every infant’s development.
Program Breastfeeding and Support WIC strives to
increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among
women enrolled in the Program.
Poison Center - 1-800-222-1222
Law - North Carolina's Safe Surrender Law allows an
overwhelmed mother to surrender her newborn to a responsible
adult and walk away. The baby will then be adopted.
HEALTHYCHILDREN.ORG a new parenting Web site from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The site includes general information related to child health plus more specific guidance on parenting issues and is promoted as "the only parenting Web site backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults."
For more health information, search MedlinePlus
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Last updated: September 2013