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It's practically impossible to parent a child from infancy through adolescence without a few situations — minor or major — that need medical attention at home or by a health care professional.

Our 1-page guides take the guesswork out of what to do for more than 50 common mishaps and illnesses. They'll help you handle many childhood emergencies and less serious, but still scary, situations. Print or bookmark them for easy access.

Make sure you're prepared for anything by having an emergency contact sheet handy. Post this on the fridge or other easy-to-find location:



Related Resources

OrganizationNational Safety Council The National Safety Council offers information on first aid, CPR, environmental health, and safety.
OrganizationU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) This federal agency collects information about consumer goods and issues recalls on unsafe or dangerous products.
OrganizationAmerican Red Cross The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and works to keep people safe every day. The website has information on first aid, safety, and more.
Web SiteAmerican Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course Designed for 11- to 15-year-olds, the babysitter's training course can help you care for children and infants, make good decisions, solve problems, be a good leader, and more.


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Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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