ERIC Number: ED466297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Start, Grow Smart: Your One-Month-Old.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet, distributed by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, is designed to provide parents with information and advice about their infants in the first month of life. The pamphlet provides information on ways the mother can take care of herself, the one-month checkup, early brain development, infant feeding, talking to the infant, child care selection, keeping a record of the infant's growth, and characteristics of the typical one-month-old. Guidelines are provided for parents to help their infant by encouraging exploration, being a teacher, communicating, ensuring the infant's safety, doing things repeatedly to facilitate learning, protecting the infant, and celebrating with their child. The pamphlet also discusses sleeping patterns, bowel habits, the use of baby powder, the infant's "people skills" and communication, ways to pamper the mother, and resource information for teenage parents. Information resources for families conclude the pamphlet. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Speech, Child Health, Child Safety, Infant Behavior, Infant Care, Infants, Neonates, Pamphlets, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-470-1244; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/earlychildhood/healthystart/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Note: This publication was an initiative of Laura Bush as the First Lady of Texas and sponsored by the Texas Department of Health.