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I love this day and age, where we can find anything that we need online! I mean it makes it so nice to have information right at your fingertips (literally).  These 5 websites every parent should have bookmarked will hopefully be as helpful to you as they have been for me!

5 websites to bookmark

Here are 5 websites that I consider to be “bookmark-worthy”, meaning that I mark them as Favorites so I can find them quickly online.

1. –
When you or someone in your family is sick, its important to know what to do with over-the-counter (OTC) medicine (the options and information can be overwhelming) and what to teach our children about all of it. just helps break down the technical language so you can deal with your 8-year-old son’s 2:00am fever or understand when to take a cough expectorant instead of a suppressant (because it has a symptom checker). And if you’ve ever been unsure about what’s in the medicines you and your family are taking, this list of active ingredients will clear up your questions. You can find most of the ingredients here.

P.S. See this picture to learn how to dispose of your medicines safely (it can keep your family safe)!
Collage of safe ways to dispose of medication.

2. BabyCenter
I have relied on BabyCenter for so many things- like asking other moms how many ounces our baby should be eating or how long until our toddler would walk.

I love Starfall- a learning website. I think it is the teacher in me, but it is the best website! It lets you pick games to teach letters and numbers. It really is awesome. Our kids loved watching the movies on the letters (and clicking the letter J to watch a little girl jump up and eat Jelly Beans off of her plate).

4. Common Sense Media
I love this one because it tells you if a website or movie or TV show is appropriate for your kids or if you should wait a few more years. I use it all of the time! I will look up a movie that I want to rent, just to check it out before I let the kids watch it (or spend the time/money to get it).

5. ABCya
Our kids all love this website. It works for preschoolers and for our second grader (and beyond). That’s why I love it.  I mark it as a favorite and each one of our kids can log-in and play something that is educationally age-appropriate.

Those five are perfect to get you started! Be sure to share a few of your favorites with us, too!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OTC Safety. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I did not have any of these booked mark but I do know!