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How to Use Baby STEP®: Baby STEP® is a sickle cell disease specific educational program targeted to teach parents and caretakers of a baby with a sickle cell disease about the problems they may encounter during the first 10 years of life. To use Baby STEP for best benefit do the following:

First, Determine which sickle cell disease the child has. The choices are:

  • Homozygous sickle cell disease or HbSS disease
  • Hemoglobin SC disease or HbSC disease
  • Sickle beta zero thalassemia disease or HbS/β0thal disease
  • Sickle beta plus thalassemia disease or HbS/β+thal disease

Second, Click on the disease you want to teach the child's parents about.