Prepare for your bundle of joy by taking expectant parent classes and brushing up on nutrition and safety. Rest assured that specialized care is available, should your bundle come early.
Continue to protect your child by becoming your family's safety officer -- learn CPR; wear helmets, seat belts and sunscreen; childproof your home; have a fire and disaster plan; don't smoke; and get regular immunizations and check-ups.
Northridge Hospital also wants your family to be prepared for disasters. You need to make a plan, create an emergency kit, and be prepared. Our Family Safety pages provide you the information you need to be prepared.
Planning for a new family is an exciting time, and you are making many decisions. The most important is selecting a physician and hospital that meets your individual needs. Our Babies First center is designed as a comfortable, comforting, and caring place. Our online library is a complete guide to your healthy pregnancy and childbirth that answers many questions and helps to ease your mind during this special time.
And, if you need a pediatrician, OB/GYN, or a family physician, check out our online Find A Physician, or call (818) 908-8677.
When your baby arrives you can visit A Guide to Your Child's Good Health and Well-Being. Our guide offers age specific concerns for newborns, toddlers, and teens. Here's where to find answers to questions you have about the particular stage your child is going through.
Child Safety for All Ages: Some safety hazards apply to all children. But many problems are especially dangerous for children at a particular age or stage of development. Keep these precautions in mind as your children grow.
The Healthy Child: You want what's best for your child, whether that's good nutrition, effective discipline or a breadth of life opportunities.
Children and Healthcare: Knowing what to do when your child gets sick can make getting through the illness a little less stressful for both of you.
Emotions and Behavior: Emotional and intellectual growth are just as important in child development as physical growth.
Parenting: Parenting is one of life's toughest jobs, but here's a range of advice on how to make it a little easier.