Empty Cradle is an organization that provides support to families who have suffered loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
CPR training is available for new parents, grandparents or anyone interested in learning basic CPR. Find information and locations for CPR and first aid classes near you.
Circumcision - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
On this site, you will find the AAP policy statement on circumcisions.
General pediatric information
Affiliated with the AAP, the goal of HealthyChildren.org is to be a virtual extension of the pediatrician’s office and allow parents to be proactive about their child’s health. This site is up-to-the-minute current, accurate and pediatrician-approved. You will find interactive tools, information on ages and stages, safety and prevention, and much more.
The CDC and HealthyChildren.org outline why immunizations are important for your child as well as recommended immunization schedules on their websites.
Networking with other San Diego parents
Sponsored by Scripps Health, The Parent Connection is a parenting support group for parents in San Diego County. Through The Parent Connection, you will be able to connect with other San Diego families via playgroups, San Diego parenting events, family swap meets, and educational programs. See website for more details.
Newborn screening tests
The California Department of Public Health has a program called Newborn Screening, which screens all babies for serious but treatable genetic disorders. All babies in California are required to get screened soon after birth.
10 of the best apps for new moms and parents
Watch a video about how the Poison Control Hotline does more than help children in crisis.
Safe to Sleep
Learn how to put your baby to sleep safely with tips from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and crib safety recommendations from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.