Expecting & New Parents

Expecting & New Parents

father and infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

Vermont's Child Passenger Safety Program is designed to draw attention to the importance of child car seats and to help caregivers understand the 4 Stages of Seat Safety.

Dental health is especially important for pregnant women because the bacteria that cause dental decay can be spread from mom to baby unknowingly.

Most birth defects are thought to be caused by a complex mix of factors, including a person’s genes, behaviors, and things in the environment.

Most people who misuse prescription medications get them from friends or family – often straight out of the medicine cabinet. Find out how to properly store and get rid of prescription medications.

Children interact with our environment much differently than adults do and continue to grow and develop, which is why children’s environmental health is so important.

High quality early experiences promote brain development, socio-emotional skills and support learning for children so that they will succeed in school.

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