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Sites recommended by BeChildSafe.org for additional information:

American Academy of Pediatrics is always a good resource for information on child health and safety!   http://www.aap.org

Another of the AAP’s websites specifically devoted to child health: http://www.HealthyChildren.org

How to find the right car seat: http://www.safercar.gov/therightseat

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website also provides information on safety tips involving transportation of children in motor vehicles for parents, family members and caregivers of kids at www.SaferCar.gov/parents/  and at http://www.nhtsa.gov/nhtsa/Safety1nNum3ers/september2013/9848_S1N_Sept13_Iss6.html

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides resources for parents, family members and caregivers including an A to Z reference list on childhood health, injuries, diseases, vaccinations, etc.: http://www.cdc.gov/

What Parents of Young Children Need to Know About the FLU: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/infantcare.htm

The CDC page for measles (rubeola): http://www.cdc.gov/measles/

The CDC page for influenza (flu): https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm

The CDC’s Injury Center has developed a mobile game app on concussion safety for children aged 6 to 8. Through a futuristic world of galactic racing adventures children can learn the benefits of playing it safe and smart! More details at https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/resources/app.html

The CDC has created a series of eBooks in PDF format to help children prepare for emergencies, using the character Ready Wrigley. A list of books is at https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/readywrigley/books.htm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products in and around the home. More information is available at www.cpsc.gov/en/.

CPSC News Release on Window Cord Hazards: www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2016/Federal-Safety-Officials-and-Industry-Leaders-Urge-Parents-to-Inspect-For-Hidden-Window-Cord-Hazards/

The National Institutes of Health website includes a website for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with valuable information for parents, family members and child care providers: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx

The Kids and Cars website has safety tips and recommendations for parents, family members and caregivers, with periodic updates on regulations and actions by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration relevant to things like back-up cameras, booster seat safety, etc.: http://www.kidsandcars.org/

US National Library of Medicine’s Cancer in Children page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerinchildren.html

Sign-up to receive CPSC recall notices via Twitter: https://twitter.com/onsafety

Photos of recalled products on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uscpsc

CPSC page on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111224658546273705769/posts

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

WebMD slideshow: How to Help Your Child Avoid Broken Bones

Fox News report:  Drugs that look like candy

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