Delayed start to dentist visits: Parents need provider prompt

Lack of guidance may delay a child's first trip to the dentist

Over half of parents did not receive guidance from their child's doctor or a dentist about when to start dentist visits. Professional guidance was more common among parents with higher income, education, and private dental insurance. 1 in 6 parents who did not receive guidance from health care providers believed children should delay dentist visits until age 4 years or older.

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Parent views on registering children to be organ donors

Poll: Parent misconceptions may hinder child organ donation

One in 4 parents of teens of driving age say their teen is registered to be an organ donor. Misconceptions about medical care, potential suffering and cost are major parental concerns about organ donation. Only 17% of parents of younger children said they would like to learn more about organ donation.

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Are parents doing enough to prepare "substitute" babysitters over the holidays?

Are parents doing enough to prepare "substitute" babysitters over the holidays?

Less than half of parents posted key emergency contact information in an easy-to-see location for the babysitter. Parents who lived more than 15 minutes from an ER were less likely to post key contact information than those in close proximity. In response to an urgent medical situation while babysitting, many adults would call the child's doctor or Poison Control, or bring the child to the ER.

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Childcare choices: What's important to parents?

2 out of 3 parents struggle finding childcare that meets their health, safety standards

Location in a sketchy area or having a gun on the premises of a childcare or preschool would be deal-breakers for most parents. Only half of parents were confident that they could tell if a childcare or preschool is safe and healthy. 2 out of 3 parents agreed that it's hard to find childcare options with the characteristics they want.

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