The staff at Cradle Inn Daycare wishes to keep you informed and up-to-date with links to helpful websites and timely articles. Being a responsible parent and caring for your child is the most important job you will ever have. We hope to be a partner in this endeavor. Check back often as this page is updated on a regular basis.
For parents who are having trouble getting that infant to fall to sleep on their own without being held.
An excellent link dealing with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Article discusses safe swaddling practices for newborns/infants.
Amber Teething Necklaces: Article condemns their use for safety reasons.
A very informative link regarding RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection). This is a highly contagious virus that occurs predominantly in children under two years of age.
Baby sign language charts for you to practice with your child
An excellent article dealing with best ways to discipline toddlers with consistency and love
Northern New England Poison Control Center- the regional poison center for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. It is available 24/7 to provide immediate treatment advice for poisonings and answer questions about poisons and prevention. 1-800-222-1222 (Voice) 711 (Maine Relay) Suggestion: Make this phone number a speed-dial number and/or keep near your home phone.
Maine Child Nutrition
Track your baby’s development week by week
“Powered by pediatricians. Trusted by parents.” (from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
Great website with useful information
Cheap things to do with kids near Portland Maine
Fun things to do with kids in the greater Portland area
A very helpful website- How to stop bedwetting – WebMD (also covering many other important topics)
Gorham school department
Westbrook school department
Maine School Administrative District #6- Standish, Buxton, Hollis and Limington