HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting Web site backed by 64,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Take the time to learn how to put your baby to sleep safely each and every time. See videos and documents that will show you what’s safe and what is not.
The Ottawa County SCAN Council is a community based effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in Ottawa County. SCAN helps to coordinate child abuse prevention efforts to ensure we are working together as a community to protect children. We also work to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Ottawa County. Pathways, MI is the designated Michigan Children’s Trust Fund Local Child Abuse and Neglect Council for Ottawa County.
There are a lot of things to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. Text4baby sends personalized messages directly to you, and the texts have information you can trust because they are developed by experts from all over the country. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby’s development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.