Why testing for lead helps kids…and how you can get free testing

Lead exposure can harm brain growth in young children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors. We’re offering free lead testing at many events this August, and we have a comic strip to explain why testing for lead benefits young children.

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Free child car seat checks in King County

THE INFORMATION ABOUT CAR SEAT CHECK DATES IS NOT CURRENT. Please visit the updated blog. Information from 2017 below for reference: Several free child car seat check events happen locally over the next few months for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers. Whether this is your first time installing a car seat in preparation for the arrival […]

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6 things you may not know about car seats: Test your knowledge!

UPDATE: Test your car seat knowledge with the latest quiz. We’ve updated the quiz in June 2019 with the latest information. Read the latest blog for the dates and times for the 2019 car seat checks. Blog post from 2017: Whether you are a seasoned parent who installs car seats often, a grandparent who pulls out […]

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Parents, help your dollars shape local investments for kids. Survey open!

Cross-posted from BestStartsblog.com We know that parenting is hard work. Help shape Best Starts for Kids investments by sharing your insight. The Best Starts for Kids survey is open until January 27th!  How is childcare working or not working for you? Do your kids get the check-ups they need? What are ways that we can […]

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Hesitation blues: Are more parents refusing to vaccinate?

A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that more doctors are encountering parents who are refusing vaccines for their children. What did the study show, and why is this trend happening? We sat down with Libby Page, Public Health’s Immunization Assessment and Promotion Program Manager to find out more. Libby, what […]

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