AAP's Web site for Families

Launched in late 2009, HealthyChildren.org is the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents. The only children's health site backed by 60,000 pediatricians, HealthyChildren.org offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute advice and guidance, along with interactive tools and personalized content.

Parents can learn about seasonal health issues or read about the latest scientific research and AAP policies. By registering with the site, parents can customize the information based on their children's ages and health topics. The Ask the Pediatrician tool allows parents to browse a list of frequently asked questions, or pose their own questions. A pediatrician finder makes it easy for both first-time and experienced parents to find an AAP-member pediatrician in their area. And the KidsDoc Symptom Checker is an interactive tool to help parents evaluate their child's symptoms.

Most importantly, all content is developed and reviewed by leading child health experts and reflects the latest scientific research. Whether they're seeking general information about children's health, or specific answers to a pediatric issue, parents can be confident in the information they find on HealthyChildren.org.