Have a primary health provider

Make sure your child has a primary health provider.

Prevention is the key to a healthy childhood. So make sure that your child has a primary health provider, such as a pediatrician or family practitioner, who knows your child before your child has an illness, injury, or developmental delay that requires medical attention

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Alternative to liquid medicines

If your toddler won’t take liquid medicine, try chewable pills or easy-to-swallow capsules, if available.

As a last resort, if your toddler just won’t open her mouth, talk to your doctor about suppositories and shots.

From 365 Toddler Tips.

Toddler-to-Teen Immunization Schedule

Vaccines are an important part of every child’s health care regimen, and one of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to get those immunizations on time. This chart will help busy moms stay on schedule when it comes to the vaccines kids need at every age.

From: iVillage.com