Helpful Info & Resources for your Infant & Toddler

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For more information visit safesleep.tn.gov. Did you know that every year, many Tennessee babies die from sleep-related causes? Most of these deaths are preventable.

Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards.

This brochure offers some guidelines on how to use what you know about your infant or toddler - like personal style and activity level - to select a child care setting that’s just right. Spanish Version

Is your child or a child you know meeting the milestones in his/her age group?
We can help answer these and other questions about your child's development. 
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  Safe Sleep Academy - Resources for Families

The Safe Sleep Academy was developed by the Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative.
Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep. Visit https://www.safesleepacademy.org

Benefits of Developmental Monitoring & Screening

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The Child Trends Hispanic Institute, provides timely and insightful research-based information and guidance to improve outcomes for Latino children. click the link, https://www.childtrends.org/hispanic-institute/

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Safe Sleep Guidelines: Best Practices for Child Care Providers

Safe Sleep for Babies - Eliminating hazards

Why talk about toxic stress? We all work hard to stay healthy but if we don’t talk about toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences, our best efforts will not result in a healthy life. 

TUMMY TIME is an important activity for your baby’s development and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Tummy time is one of the most important things you can do to help your baby maintain a healthy head shape! At Baby Begin, we recommend tummy time for newborns, to prevent plagiocephaly, also called flat head syndrome, from ever becoming an issue. It’s something you can do with your baby, to promote good health and a beautiful head shape.

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Pathways, provides FREE child development information to empower parents and health professionals. 

https://pathways.org

This booklet offers parents a checklist of 38 indicators of quality child care. It explains why each item is important and how it relates to the quality of care, based on research about what is important to children’s health, safety, and development.

Spanish Version

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention         https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html

Infant & Toddler Chocking Hazards

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/infantandtoddlernutrition/foods-and-drinks/choking-hazards.html

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