Most parents feel a regret when their baby stops breastfeeding, or moves from a bottle toa cup. Understandably, that feeling isn’t as pronounced when they toilet-train theirchild, and don’t have to deal with wipes, creams, squirming toddlers, or a dreaded diaperblowout. “Getting it right the first time” is the topic of a new Contemporary Pediatrics podcaston toilet training. For children who don’t easily take to the seat, training is often a struggle.Advice on the subject is as easy to come by as hiccup remedies, and unfortunately about aseffective. These links offer some scientific research, some old wives’ tales, and some dubiousclaims-in other words, the same mix parents get bombarded with.
The Allied Vaccine Group:
Autism And Vaccines Theory:
Addresses the possible connectionbetween autism and vaccination.
CDC’s Vaccines And ImmunizationPage:
Designed to be the mostcomprehensive vaccine site on theInternet. This replaces CDC’s previousNational Immunization Project site at
Childhood Immunization SupportProgram:
Run by the American Academyof Pediatrics.
The 2005 Rolling Stone articleby Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. thatdrew prominence to the thimerosalautismtheory.
Every Child By Two:
Cofounded by former first ladyRosalynn Carter in 1991, to ensureall of the 11,000 babies born in theUS every year are fully immunizedby age two.
Sponsor: Aviron. Disease: Influenza.
Frequently Asked Questions AboutImmunization:
From KidsHealth.com, whoseinformation is reviewed by MDs.
Sponsor: Merck. Disease: HPV.
MedlinePlus’s page on immunization.
Immunization Action Committee:
In addition to the advocacy Web site,IAC publishes the periodicals NeedleTips, Vaccinate Adults, and VaccinateWomen.
Influenza Vaccine AvailabilityTracking System:
Created to address the sadly regularflu shot shortages.