American Academy of Pediatrics: Healthy children
From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety and advocacy for babies, children and teens.
Featured sections include:
- ages and stages
- healthy living
- safety and prevention
- family life
- health issues
For more information, visit healthychildren.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is your online source for credible health information. Turn to the CDC for
reliable health information on variety of topics, including:
- diseases and conditions
- emergencies and disasters
- environmental Health
- healthy living
- injury, violence and safety
- travelers’ health
- workplace safety and health
Visit CDC.gov for more information.
Many women have questions about breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding their baby.
La Leche League International was founded to give information and encouragement to all mothers who want to breastfeed. The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. They also work to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Visit La Leche League for more information about breastfeeding.
Pediatrics of Sleepy Hollow believes that all children be vaccinated according to the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For information about vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit the CDC’s Vaccines & Immunizations webpage.
Our vaccine philosophy
We believe vaccines are a safe and effective way to prevent diseases and health problems in children and young adults. Regular vaccines help children ward off infections and are one of the safest and best methods to prevent disease.
We are happy to discuss any concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.
Recommended immunization schedule
We recommend the following schedules:
- Schedule for children from birth through age 6.
- Schedule for children ages 7 through 18.
- Catch-up Schedule for children ages 4 months through 18 years who start late or are more than one month behind.
To learn more about vaccine safety, read Vaccine Safety: The Facts from the AAP.
Car seat recommendations
As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.
Visit the AAP’s Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.
Child products, such as cribs and toys, are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.
Visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website to check on important manufacturer and government product recalls.
Traveling with children
Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when traveling abroad.
Learn more about traveling with children from the CDC, including
- traveler’s diarrhea
- insect protection
Please take a moment to read our frequently asked questions. We’re always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions.