Advice and Parenting Tips
If you have kids, you probably have questions about their health. Cook Children's gives you access to explanations, symptoms and tips, all in language that's easy to understand.
At Cook Children's, we want you to have all the information you need at your fingertips. So, with the help of families, we created a health care notebook to help you keep your child's health information in one place and up to date.
We encourage you to print this document and put it in a binder. Bring the binder to clinic appointments or hospital visits and share the information with any of your child's caregivers.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions about the health care notebook, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milestones matter! Track your child's milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child's development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!
Do you have questions about an illness or condition? About how to keep your child healthy and safe? Where you can find health information you can trust? Let us help.
Fill out this request form and click "Submit form." Our librarians will put together reliable health information just for you.
What is tummy time, and why is it important?
From sleeping, feeding, and cuddling to car seats, strollers, bouncy seats and more, babies spend a lot of time on their backs. But they also need lots of tummy time to help build muscles and strength and to gain other healthy benefits. Get the full story from a Cook Children's physcial therapist on the importance of tummy time for your baby.
7 myths about fever. Find out what they are, now.
When it comes to kids, fever is one of the hottest topics of discussion. That's because there are a whole lot of myths about what a fever means and doesn't mean. To help dispel the myths, a Cook Children's pediatrician shares the facts and talks about when to worry, when to call the doctor and what every parent really needs to know about fever.
Are there dangers lurking in your nursery room?
It should be the safest room in the house. People spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars to ensure they're buying only the best and safest nursery items. But are they safe? Find out which baby products you should avoid buying and get simple tips that will help you create a safe nursery for your baby.
9 ways to reduce sudden unexplained infant death
While it's true that some babies are at risk for sudden unexplained infant death (SUID) due to unexpected or unknown medical conditions, those cases are rare. Most SUID cases are due to accidental strangulation or suffocation. The experts at Cook Children's explain the causes of SUID and offer suggestions on ways you can reduce the risk of your baby suffering SUID.
Concussion resources from the CDC
Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority.
Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, these links will help you recognize, respond to and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.
- Brain injury basics – Learn how to detect, respond to, recover from and help prevent concussions.
- Helmet safety – Learn how to choose, fit and maintain the right helmet for specific sports.
- Resource center – Download free training and resources, check out videos and podcasts, connect with us and more.
- Get involved – You can make a big difference in educating your community about concussion and keeping kids and teens safe from this injury.
- Concussion laws – Learn about Return to Play and other state, league and organization concussion policies