In this podcast, explore the world through a baby's eyes. Learn about the amazing growth and development that happens in a child's first year of life.
Long term use of pacifiers can affect your child’s bite and the growth of the jaws and bones that support their teeth. If your child shows no interest in giving up their pacifier by 18 months, they may need help to stop.
A dental visit by age 1 is key for building a lifetime of good oral health. Tooth decay can be prevented or managed with early dental visits and with good oral hygiene.
Explore information and strategies on improving and maintaining the oral health of infants. Head Start staff can use these tip sheets in the classroom and to share with parents
Taking care of babies’ oral health is important. Care should start before the baby’s first tooth. Learn what to do to help promote good oral health for babies.
Find out how some oral habits may be harmful to children’s teeth and mouths. Explore tips staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.
Teething happens when a baby’s primary teeth push through the gums into the baby’s mouth. Learn about teething and tips to comfort a baby who has teething pain.
Primary teeth are key to a child’s growth and development. Head Start staff play a vital role in helping parents understand the importance of primary teeth to good oral health and overall health and well-being.
These handouts help families learn more about milestone development and what to expect in a Head Start Program for each age group. They also include information about forming partnerships with their physicians.
Use this tip sheet to understand the purpose, timing, and goals of the newborn visit. Early Head Start staff will also find strategies for making the most of the visit.