Parents scheduling playdates should ask about the presence and storage of guns, just as they would as about other home safety issues such as pools and trampolines. The latest RadioMD with Dr Jaime Friedman has tips on starting the discussion. #ASKingSavesKids
Today is ASK Day. #ASKingSavesKids Day reminds parents that, just as they would ask another parent if they use seat belts before a playdate, they should ask if there is a gun in the home before a visit.
Learn more about ASK Day on our parenting site Healthy Children.
Children can drown in just inches of water. And it’s usually not a loud or dramatic event. They simply slip under the water. That’s why water safety is so important. Get tips from Dr Sarah Denny on the latest RadioMD segment.
A baby should sleep in the same room as the parents for the first 6 months to 1st year, but not the same sleep surface. Bed-sharing is dangerous for babies and is not recommended. More about AAP's safe sleep policy:
When your child is going to a friend's house to play, what questions do you need to ask the other parent? In this public service announcement, Dr. Jennifer Shu offers tips for this important conversation to keep your child safe.
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics in supporting National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day on June 2 and #WearOrange. Learn more about how to keep children safe on our parenting site Healthy Children: [ Healthychildren.org Link ]
As details of last night's tragic events in Manchester continue to unfold in the media, children may see frightening images in the news. Our parenting website Healthy Children has tips on how to discuss these situations with your children in ways they can understand.
Dr. Patricia Braun explains AAP’s new guidelines on fruit juice, “Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations,” and offers parents tips on how much juice is too much for children. Too much juice can cause obesity and tooth decay.
The latest Healthy Children radio show talks about the TV series “13 Reasons Why.” Dr Cora Breuner, pediatrician and chair of the AAP Committee on Adolescence, discusses how families can approach the show and discussions of teen suicide.
It's Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Severe allergic reactions are unpredictable—they can happen anywhere, anytime. Being prepared can save a life. AAP has resources for pediatricians and other health care providers to create and use the new AAP Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan with families.