Find information on parenting infants and young children, including special issues such as infant crying, brain development, and sudden infant death syndrome.
All Babies Cry
Vida Health Communications
Incorporates the protective factors of the Strengthening Families Initiative to show new mothers and fathers demonstrations of infant soothing and strategies for managing normal stress in parenting.
ZERO TO THREE
Frequently asked questions and age-based information on nurturing child and brain development in infants and toddlers.
Early Years Are Learning Years
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Short articles for parents and other adults living with children to provide information on the importance of early years for children's learning and all aspects of development.
Healthy Steps for Young Children
Materials for parents and health professionals to promote child development and enhance well-child care.
The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series
The Incredible Years (2014)
Highlights The Incredible Years: Parents, Teachers, and Children Training Series, a comprehensive set of curricula designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce, and treat aggression and related conduct problems in young children (ages 4 to 8 years). The program's components are guided by developmental theory concerning the role of multiple interacting risk and protective factors (child, family, and school) in the development of conduct problems.
Infant and Toddler Care Training for Parents and Families
Texas AgriLife Extension Service & Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Offers free online training to caregivers of infants and toddlers. Topics addressed include child development, nutrition, safe sleep, early learning, and selecting and communicating with child care providers.
Learn the Signs. Act Early
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides resources designed for parents, health care providers, and early childhood educators on developmental milestones from birth to age 5. Resources include factsheets, multimedia tools, and checklists.
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
Provides quality information on prenatal and infant care to health care professionals, parents, and policymakers. The website includes information on the text4baby campaign.
Parenting Your Infant
American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)
Offers information on the developmental stages of infants and milestones for parents to anticipate as infants grow.
SIDS: "Back to Sleep" Campaign
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Campaign for reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), this website provides information to parents about placing healthy babies on their backs to sleep.
Understanding Infant Crying
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Information for parents on normal infant crying, a parent's story about crying, and research on crying.