Between staying on top of their normal check-ups and trying to get them to wash their hands before dinner, there are a lot of things that could slip through the cracks. Use these tips from USA.gov to make managing your kids’ health a little easier.
Stay up-to-date with your children’s immunizations and developmental milestones with an easy tracking chart you can download for free from Publications.USA.gov. It reminds you of all the necessary immunizations from infancy through age six. It also highlights developmental milestones—like recognizing a caregiver’s voice and learning to talk—that you can monitor as your children grow up.
If you’re struggling to pay for health insurance for your kids, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP offers free or low-cost medical coverage for kids up to 19 years old. Coverage for eligible children includes checkups, hospital visits, dental coverage, immunizations and more. Find out if they’re eligible atInsureKidsNow.gov/chip.
Sometimes your kids don’t want to listen to mom or dad, but you want them to get information from a trusted source. Point them to the health resources on Kids.gov, where they can learn about everything from keeping their eyes safe to understanding germs and where they can play fun games that drive home the importance of brushing their teeth or getting their shots.
- Suzanne Somers: “The Affordable Care Act Is A Socialist Ponzi Scheme”……Three’s Stupid. (theobamacrat.com)
- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs bill to extend Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), end 6-month wait for enrollment (wfmz.com)
- Corbett Says Doctors Should Be Able To Apologize Without Fueling Lawsuits (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Under The Stethoscope: A Look at the State of Children’s Health Care in PA (publicnewsservice.org)
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal (stopmedicalrepatriation.wordpress.com)
- This Is What Getting Covered Sounds Like (theobamacrat.com)