HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents, is now available on the go as a free app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
Parents can look up age-by-age health information for their children, check immunization schedules, access first-aid how-to information and other resources in a new format designed for tablets and smartphones. The app includes popular features from HealthyChildren.org, including the Find-A-Pediatrician tool and the “Ask the Pediatrician” advice column.
“So much parenting occurs ‘in the field,’ away from your home base. Now parents can easily access the best, pediatrician-approved advice on their children’s health no matter where they are,” said Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org.
Users can download the HealthyChildren app on the iTunes and Google Play stores.
Automatic updates to the app will keep parents informed of new features, including the newly launched Healthy Children e-Magazine and upcoming apps such as an ADHD tracker and a car seat checker.