Zero to Three is excellent for parents seeking articles, videos, and other resources focusing on many aspects of parenting children from newborn to three years old. The site has a wide range of useful content about child care, development, behavior & discipline, child well-being, play, and early learning. The site is highly recommended for an expanding wealth of information and resources that can be used again and again.
WebMD - Children's Health Center has excellent coverage of health & wellness in children, including developmental, behavioral, discipline, & safety issues, developing healthy habits, and nutrition. Sections on "Childhood Symptoms," "Common Problems," and "Chronic Conditions" discuss some childhood diseases, but the content is limited. The site is recommended for its valuable and detailed content about keeping children healthy, but other sites cover childhood diseases & conditions in more detail.
WebMD - Health and Parenting contains many of the parent-relevant topics found in the newborn & baby child, & teen sections. Topics unique to parenting include, returning to work after a baby, getting children back to school, family fun, nannies, separation anxiety, talking to children about sexuality & substance abuse, limiting screen time, and traveling with children. This section is recommended for its unique topics not covered in other sections.
MedlinePlus - Metabolic Problems is a good starting place for those interested in learning about disorders of the bodies metabolism. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that discuss many of these rare disorders. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
MedlinePlus - Children's Health is starting point for learning about pediatric health & wellness, especially well-child care. There is information about common pediatric symptoms and problems. The topics covered have appropriate depth for the general reader, the site is otherwise inadequate to cover such a large subject as pediatrics. Use of a comprehensive pediatric or general health site would be preferred
MedlinePlus - Genetics/Birth Defects is a good starting place for those interested seeking information about the more common birth defects and genetic disorders. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that discuss many of these rare disorders. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
MedlinePlus - Pregnancy and Reproduction leads users to a broad array of information about pregnancy and reproduction. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources to educate users about pregnancy, pregnancy complications, reproductive health, and problems associated with reproduction. A few newborn problems due to pregnancy complications are discussed, such as hemolytic disease of newborn. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
WebMD's teen health section is a limited collection of adolescent health materials on issues like disordered eating, ADHD, acne, self-injury, and more. The topics explored seem random and leave many gaps in this subject. Although the materials are credible, the collection as a whole is flawed.
WebMD's "Health & Baby" sections covers many issues relevant to baby health including nutrition and feeding, development, sleeping, routine care, immunizations, and much more. There are also links to information about common problems like teething, crying, colic, jaundice, etc.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear's patient education page contains information about common eye, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems. The site povides general overview information on common issues like diabetic retinopathy, sinusitis, sudden deafness, and more. Users can visit this page to get basic information on common conditions but will need to supplement that knowledge with more detailed information elsewhere.