New Parents Network

The following is a list of all the articles we have collected

Lead is not the major cause of danger with toys - it is choking

Toy Safety: It's not all about Lead Paint This holiday season, it feels like we have many things to be concerned about around the safety and well being of the children in our lives. One of those looming concerns we all share is around toy safety, with all of the recent reports about lead paint, dangerous magnets and other safety issues. Of course, we all wish that it could be guaranteed that toys are 100% safe. Clearly that's not the case! But, as far as we know at Safe Kids Worldwide, the top risk toys pose to kids isn't lead paint; it's the simple, deadly threat of choking.

Dr. Greene's web site on children's health


We are dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children's health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.

By addressing the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment, we strive to make a difference for both.

By providing information, wisdom, and perspective, we strive to prepare parents to become knowledgeable partners who can work with their children's physicians in a new and rich way.

How to choose a pediatrician

by Dr. John Bean M.D.,FAAP


Over my years of practice I often have been asked, “What should a parent consider in choosing the right pediatrician for their children?’ I believe that choosing the right pediatrician for your children requires careful thought and a little research.


Child and Family Resources

Child and Family Resources - a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the well-being of Arizona's children and families through programs that strengthen child care, youth and families.

Choices for Families - Offers in-home family support services through a community-based, multi-disciplinary collaboration. The continuum of services promote positive parenting, enhance family functioning and assist families in maintaining self sufficiency. In Douglas, Nogales, Safford, Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma.

Maricopa Parks and Recreation Department

From hiking on a barrier-free trail, to horseback riding along a creek, Maricopa County Parks offer visitors the best of the Sonoran Desert. At approximately 120,000 acres, Maricopa County is home to the largest regional park system in the United States. All trails within the Maricopa County Park System are for non-motorized use only. Ten parks in the system circle the metropolitan area and all are within a 45-minute drive from downtown Phoenix.

Arizona Smokers' Helpline

Are you ready to quit smoking?

What is the Arizona Smokers' Helpline?
The goal of the Arizona Smokers' Helpline is to increase the accessibility of effective, research-based tobacco use cessation services to Arizona residents. In order to achieve this goal, we offer:
*  Telephone counseling on an individual basis. 
*  Telephone counseling in English and Spanish. 
*  Web-based services 
*  Printed materials 
*  Referrals to local quit tobacco classes in your community

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - children's exhibits and educational information

Thanks to the Desert Museum's Coati Kid's Club we've got loads of great desert stuff just for you.

Games from the American Zoo & Aquarium Association!

Need some facts about the Sonoran Desert?
The Fun Facts has lots of answers, including links to more detailed information.

Doing research on a desert animal?
You'll want to read our Creature Features, written by Rosie Roadrunner.

Are you 6-12 years old and want to join a fun club?
Los Coatis Club for Kids is for you!