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7 Free Parent Resources for Your Family

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Children’s Hospital Colorado is here for you and your child even when you’re not at one of our  physical locations. Below are seven ways we can help you whenever and wherever you need it — all free of charge.

1. A website full of free parenting tips

Whether you want to know which car or booster seat is safest for your child, or you want to learn about mental health for kids, our pediatric experts have answers. Visit the Just Ask Children’s section of our website to read about  trending topics, or filter and find parenting articles on the topics and age groups relevant to you.

2. A pediatric nurse who’s a phone call away 24/7

Where can you turn when your child is sick in the middle of the night and you don’t know what to do? The Children’s Colorado ParentSmart Healthline (720-777-0123) offers free healthcare advice from our registered nurses twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Though we encourage you to contact your primary care provider when possible, we are always here anytime you need us.

3. An app for your child’s health

Health problems can arise at the most challenging times. That’s why we launched our ChildrensMD mobile app. The app provides care guides that help you make smart decisions on the level of care your child might need and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries you can manage on your own.

4. Parenting topics delivered to you

We want to help you keep your kids happy and healthy at home. That’s why we deliver Just Ask Children’s directly to you. Parents are busy, and ingenious parenting tips can go a long way in helping your home run smoothly. In our ongoing column, KidSmart ™, we collect and share lifestyle hacks for kids from parents in our community. Sign up to receive our free Just Ask Children’s quarterly magazine and twice-monthly digital newsletter to get the latest parenting tips and resources from our experts.

5. A store to help keep your kids safe

Which car seat is best for your little one? What helmet should your 5-year-old wear? Our Safety Store offers a variety of products that help keep kids safe. Stop by the store to get great deals on everything from car seats and helmets to fire extinguishers and childproofing necessities for your home.

6. Free car seat safety checks

Is your child's car seat installed correctly? Children’s Colorado experts will check for you. Simply call to schedule a free car seat check at 720-777-4808, or email us at carseats@childrenscolorado.org. Appointments are available at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, North Campus in Broomfield and South Campus in Highlands Ranch. South Campus also welcomes walk-in appointments during Safety Store hours.

7. Urgent vs. emergency care information

Sometimes it’s challenging to know what type of care your child needs when they’re sick or injured. Our guide on when to use urgent vs. emergency care can help you make the best decision during the most stressful times.

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