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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Preparing for Parenthood

A Guide for First-Time Parents

If you're a first-time parent, put your fears aside and get the basics in this guide about burping, bathing, bonding, and other baby-care concerns.

All About Genetics

Read the basics about genetics, including how certain illnesses, or increased risks for certain illnesses, pass from generation to generation.

Are Infant Walkers Safe?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Auto Safety

More kids are injured in auto collisions than in any other type of accident, but you can protect them by learning the proper use of car seats and booster seats.

Becoming a Father

Pregnant women experience a variety of emotions and life changes. But most first-time dads have lots of feelings and concerns to deal with, too.

Birth of a Second Child

Expecting another child? Things will be a little different this time. Here's how to prepare for your new addition.

Birth Plans

The reality of labor and birth may seem extremely far off - but now's the time to start planning for your baby by creating a birth plan that details your wishes.

Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services

Where you choose to give birth is an important decision. Is a hospital or a birth center right for you? Knowing the facts can help you make your decision.

Booster Seat Safety

Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.

Can Getting Immunizations Affect My Unborn Baby?

Find out what the experts have to say.