Easy-to-Read Topical Articles for Caregivers

Easy-to-Read Topical Articles for Caregivers
These short, easy-to-read articles provide guidance for families on a variety of subjects important to early childhood development and well-being. They are organized by the age they are relevant, although some topics apply to a variety of ages.

Download the handouts in English and Spanish at the bottom of the page.

Ages 0-12 months

  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Breastfeeding Facts & Myths
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Newborn Crying
  • Newborn Sleep
  • Mood and Anxiety
  • Bath Time
  • Returning to Work
  • When to Call the Doctor
  • Temperament – HealthySteps Specialists can use the Temperament Tool when diving more deeply into this area with caregivers.
  • Daily Routines
  • Child Care
  • Sleep Advice
  • Sleep Training
  • Baby-Led Weaning
  • Food Allergies
  • Teething
  • Crawling
  • Medicine Refusal
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Adjusting to a Baby Sibling
  • Tips for Coparenting with Others Who Live with You
  • Coparenting After a Break-Up or Divorce

Ages 12-24 months

  • Weaning
  • Early Intervention
  • Sharing
  • Self-Regulation
  • Challenging Behavior
  • When Your Child Says No
  • Pointing
  • Tantrums
  • Limit Setting
  • Biting
  • Managing Toddler Fears
  • Feeding Your Toddler
  • Bedtime for Toddlers
  • Toddler Language
  • Baby Proofing
  • Loveys
  • Transitions

Ages 24-36+ months

  • Time Out
  • Nightmares and Night Terrors
  • Toilet Readiness
  • Toilet Learning
  • Illness and Death
  • Lying
  • Sexual Health and Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Baby Led Play
Easy to Read Topical Handouts for Caregivers - ENGLISH zip 15.4MB Download
Easy to Read Topical Handouts for Caregivers - SPANISH zip 13.24MB Download
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