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Limited funded services for Riverside County children 0 through 5 years of age


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ZERO TO THREE


RIVERSIDE COUNTY WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

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to licensed child care in their area based on their needs from the Riverside County Office of Education (800-442-4927)


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FUN FOR YOU & BABY


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Pop It In: Children like discovery and stimulation. Stick a few toys in and around an empty tissue box, plastic bowls or plastic widemouth jug and allow baby to explore.

Little Drummer: Surround baby with pots or buckets and let them bang away with a large spoon.

Sensory Tunnel: Get a few large cardboard boxes and poke long socks to hang for baby to crawl through.

Water Play: Fill small jars with colored water for baby to hold or shake, increasing recognition of vocabulary and color. Let the splash fun begin with just a little bit of water in tub or baby pool.

Painted Memories: Paint your child's foot or hand with a non-toxic acrylic paint and stamp on card, canvas or shirt. Create a flower or animal. Frame, store in keepsake box or gift.

It's All About The Kids




Support for parents and families with infants in Riverside County

 

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YUM, YUM-HEALTHY EATING HABITS FROM THE START

 

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Introducing baby to first foods is an exciting time. Follow pediatrician guidelines on signs that child is ready for solids, identifying allergies and variety in fruits, veggies and protein. Give your child only breastmilk or formula the first year. After that, they can have whole milk until two. Then low-fat milk is appropriate.

 


HEALTHY GUMS AND TEETH MATTER

 

ORAL HEALTH

A healthy mouth helps children prevent the most common chronic childhood disease- tooth decay, chew, speak clearly and set the stage for healthy adult teeth. Help create healthy habits early by cleaning baby's gums after feedings, avoiding putting baby to bed with a bottle of formula or sugary drink and brushing starting with the first tooth.