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Parenting: Birth to Age Three

Internet Resources

MedlinePlus: Parenting
Developed at the National Library of Medicine specifically for health care consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information targeting the lay public.

KidsHealth: Parents
Created by the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, current, and jargon-free health information they can use.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The NICHD administers a multidisciplinary program of research, research training, and public information on all stages of human development, from preconception through adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities. A link directly into the all of the Cochrane Neonatal Systematic Reviews is available here.

Kids in Danger
Kids In Danger (KID) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety.

Parents as Teachers National Center
Many communities throughout the United States offer the services of a parent educator to families from the last trimester of pregnancy through age three. Some programs offer services for older children as well. Use this Web site to find a program near you.


  • Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year. Brown A. 2010.
  • Raising your child: the complete illustrated guide. Loehr J. 2009.
  • Power of Play: How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children. Elkind D. 2007.
  • Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns. Engber A. 2006.
  • 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids. Borba M. 2006.
  • Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for Dads. Greenberg, G. 2004
  • Heading Home With Your Newborn. Jana, L. 2005
  • Becoming Parents. Jordan, P. 1999
  • Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer. Karp H. 2006. 
  • No-Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears. Pantley E. 2007.
  • Science of Parenting: Practical Guidance on Sleep, Crying, Play, and Building Emotional Well-being for Life. Sunderland M. 2006.


Children’s Memorial Hospital has a 24-hour Parent Advice Line. Dial 1-800-KIDS-DOC.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center at 312-926-5465.


Last UpdateNovember 1, 2012