A Parents Guide To A Healthy Baby
Posted December 27th, 2013 by Jaclyn Hill | Follow Jaclyn Hill on Google+
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A Parents Guide To A Healthy Baby

A Parents Guide to a Healthy Baby

Congratulations, you just found out you are having a baby! For parents around the world those are the happiest words that they can hear. By having a baby, you now have the joy and problems that come with having children. And, these are factors that need to be addressed for many years.

Having a baby is one of the biggest commitments that mothers and fathers have to deal with. It's a commitment that starts before a baby is born and lasts far past the time that the baby becomes an adult. In fact, concern for your children is a life long commitment from the parents.

Because of the concern for a child that a parent has it is very important that the health of the child be an important concern before they are born. Since prior to birth the baby is reliant on the mother for nourishment, it is very important that the mother takes care of herself. This includes watching what she eats or drinks, so that the baby is receiving the right nourishment. In addition, proper care includes going to the doctor on a regular basis to ensure that the baby is developing well and that the mother remains in good health.

Once the baby is born, then the next stage in the life and health of the baby begins. After the birth of your baby it is important to bring the baby to regular doctor appointments as well as having their vaccinations when they are scheduled. By making sure that the pediatrician sees your baby on a regular basis, you are ensuring that your child remains healthy.

While your baby grows, the need to monitor their health continues. While regular doctor checkups are important to monitor the growth and health of your child, you need to be concerned with other factors. Health concerns such as outdoor safety, home safety, safety in schools, bike safety and others are very important.

Prenatal Health

  • Prenatal Care Guide Discusses the urgency of prenatal care for families preparing for children, as well as individuals and families who have unexpectedly discovered a pregnancy.

  • Prenatal Care Informative fact sheet to help answer the questions that women commonly ask about pregnancy.

  • Prenatal Care Information Information for women to help learn about prenatal health for babies.

  • Prenatal Tests Article which provides information on common tests given during pregnancy.

  • Prenatal Tips Useful page which provides tips for babies and mothers during pregnancy.

  • Prenatal Health Web page which provides a number of useful information on topics related to pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Health Tips Twenty tips for mothers on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Healthy Pregnancy Information for mothers on how to have a healthy pregnancy for themselves and for the baby.

  • Health and Pregnancy Web page which lists information on many important topics on pregnancy and health.

Newborn Health

  • Newborn Health - Helpful page with information on topics related to newborn baby health.

  • Is My Newborn Normal? Article providing information for parents on how to check for common abnormalities.

  • Newborn Health Info Page which lists a number of helpful articles on the health of your newborn.

  • Common Newborn Problems Web page with information on several of the top medical problems.

  • Newborn Care Information for parents on numerous topics pertaining to newborns.

  • Baby Health Problems - Informative article which discusses health problems in babies and how they can be detected.

  • New Baby Questions Useful page for new parents with common questions about the first week with a new baby.

Infant Health

  • Infant Health Useful page with information on topics of importance to parents with infants.

  • Infant Care Resourceful site with information for parents on care for their infant.

  • Health Care for Baby Informative page which provides health related information for infants.

  • Child Health Care - Useful information which provides reasons why children need proper health care.

  • Infant Health Mayo Clinic article which contains helpful information for parents on the health of their infant children.

  • Parenting 101 Helpful article from the Virginia Hospital Center on topics of importance for new parents.

  • Infant Nutrition - Informative page from the World Health Organization which discusses the need for adequate nutrition early in a baby's life.

  • Infant Nutrition Resources Resourceful site which lists a number of resources for parents about infant nutrition and health.

Toddler Health