Resources for Parents in Baltimore & Harford County, MD
Offered through HealthyChildren.org. Is Your Child Ill? Whether you’re on the go or at home, this app will help you know what to do next.
Is Your Child Sick?
Use our Symptom Checker.
- acetaminophen dosing for pain and fever (acetaminophen [Tylenol and others] is over-the-counter medicine that is used to reduce fever and decrease pain)
- Ibuprofen dosing chart for fever and pain
CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with
personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.
CDC.gov provides parents with credible, reliable health information on:
- Data and Statistics
- Diseases and Conditions
- Emergencies and Disasters
- Environmental Health
- Healthy Living
- Injury, Violence, and Safety
- Life Stages and Populations
- Travelers’ Health
- Workplace Safety and Health
Visit CDC.gov for more information
Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for your baby and you. However, it is not always an easy ride, especially for the first 2 weeks. Studies show that most moms that quit breastfeeding, do so in the first 2 weeks. We are here to help you and support you. Our providers are well educated about breastfeeding difficulties and struggles and how to handle them. We also believe that your well- being and your baby’s well-being including gaining weight, are our utmost priority. We will provide help support and encouragement through your decision, to breastfeed, supplement. or formula feed.
La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information,
and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in
the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.
Car seat information
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.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Early Childhood Intervention
- Infants and Toddlers Program (Birth – 3 years)
- Maryland Child Find Services (3-5 years old)
- Milestones: Learn the Signs. Act Early. (Birth – 5 years) – Center for Disease Control
For more information, visit AAP Health Topics.
- Behavioral and Mental Health
- Community Health
- Diseases and Conditions
- Family Health
- Healthy Development
- Disaster Preparedness