Boston Children’s Hospital’s Well Child was developed specifically as a source of information on common allergies, illnesses and injuries that affect the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. We also focus on the wellness of parents by providing them with the tools they need to become an important teacher of health care and health information for their child.
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Allergies and illnesses
Your child is sneezing and has a fever—again. When children are young, it's normal for them to get sick from time to time. The good news is that many childhood illnesses, including allergies, are mild enough to be treated at home.
Since they are often the first to assess the symptoms and offer treatment, it’s important for parents to feel comfortable in knowing what to do in different situations. Browse our Allergies and Illnesses section to learn more about your child’s condition. From asthma to whooping cough, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know about common illnesses and allergies.
Parents want what’s best for their child, and that includes offering them the healthiest lifestyle possible. In our Healthful Living section, you’ll find information on the many ways you can help your kids be at their best. The topics include exercise, nutrition and healthy sleep habits.
Since children learn most important lessons from parents, the best way to raise a healthy child is to lead by example. In other words, choose a healthy, active lifestyle for yourself and include your children in it! We’ve included information sheets on healthy habits for the entire family.
From the moment their child is born, parents are responsible for many important healthcare needs they experience throughout life
In our Well Parenting section you can find advice on pregnancy, preparing for parenthood and information on important developmental milestones. Brushing up on these helpful guidelines will help parents feel confident about caring for a newborn and provide reassurance that their child is growing properly.
Injuries and Safety
As parents of children know, it only takes a second for an accident to happen. And unlike most medical emergencies, many childhood injuries can be prevented.
Our Injuries and Safety directory is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about protecting your children and keeping them safe in all environments. Learn the basics about car seat safety, childproofing your home and the difference between a minor problems and true emergency