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Becoming a parent brings about a series of changes in the life of a person. Preparing for the transition to parenthood includes changes in life roles and taking steps to manage such changes. New or expectant parents and others can prepare for parenthood by considering skills, tasks, experiences and resources that can assist in becoming a parent.
Located in Landing Pages / Kids & Family
Talking to Children About Money - FS1441
Children learn about and use money continuously. How children use money will affect not only their economic stability and security throughout their life. Parents and other adults can help children learn about the develop money management skills by discussing money with them, planning together, and providing children and positive learning experiences.
Located in Landing Pages / Farm Economics & Management
Safe Food for Babies: Handling Breast Milk, Formula and Baby Food - FN656
Infants and young children are most at risk for foodborne illness because their immune systems are not fully developed. Follow the tips in this publication to keep breast milk, formula and baby food safe for babies.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Babysitter Edition - FN662
Babysitting is a great way to earn money, help neighbors and gain job experience. It's a big responsibility, too. When parents trust you to babysit, they are placing their children's health and safety in your hands. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness and even a small error in food preparation could cause severe illness. Read this publication to learn more about what jobs to accept, how to handle emergencies and how to be safe in the kitchen when preparing and serving food.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Safe Food for Babies and Children: A Guide for Babysitters- Parents Edition - FN663
As a parent, you most likely will need a babysitter to look after your children at some time. Infants and young children are especially vulnerable to foodborne illness, and even a small error in food preparation can cause severe illness. Making sure your babysitter is prepared to provide care safely will assure a positive experience for both you and your sitter.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Safe Food For Babies and Children: Choking Dangers - FN664
Every child is at risk of choking: Older infants and children less than 5 years old easily can choke on food, toys and household objects. A single choking incident may result in death, permanent brain damage due to lack of oxygen and other complications associated with airway blockage. This publication provides tips on choking prevention.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Safe Food for Babies and Children: Heating Solid Food Safely - FN715
Whether warming bottles or solid foods, it is ALWAYS important to use safe heating practices to keep your baby happy and healthy. Although you may be an expert at feeding your little one, remember that babysitters and family members may not know how to heat bottles and food correctly. Leaving complete instructions in a handy location, such as on the refrigerator door, may help you and the caregiver feel comfortable and relaxed come feeding time.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Safe Food for Babies and Children: Warming Bottles Safely - FN716
For the first year of a baby's life, breast milk or infant formula should be used to provide the nutrition necessary to promote growth and general health. Pre-mixed infant formula and expressed breast milk do not need to be heated prior to feeding. However, many babies prefer warm bottles because of the similarity to warm milk fed from the breast.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Now Serving Nutritious After School Snacks - FN1379
Providing nutritious snacks doesn’t have to be expensive but you may need to do some planning to make them readily available for your child. Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables can be difficult. Make snack time fun. For example, provide a variety of cut-up fruits and vegetables and let your kids create their own kabobs. You also may want to try serving vegetables with low-fat dip to make them more appealing.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Gardening With Children - FN1372
This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
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