Our children are likely to have some kind of accident or injury at some point. So it's a great idea to learn how to help prevent accidents and how to respond in an emergency. Find out what to do when your child has a serious injury or accident. Read Ready for Emergencies?
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Caring for your baby is much easier when you have appropriate supplies gathered in one place. Here are some guidelines to help you stock your medicine cabinet with just the right items. Read Medicine Cabinet Supplies for Babies
As parents, we're lucky to have doctors and nurses working alongside us to help keep our kids healthy and safe. Fostering a partnership with our children's health care provider takes time and effort, but it's worth it. Learn more. Read Partnering With Your Child's Health Care Provider
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Constipation tends to be a common problem for our kids. Those hard, painful, or infrequent stools can be caused by a number of factors, including diet and medication. Learn all about coping with constipation. Read Constipation
My 9-month-old daughter's ear sometimes gets a foul smell. I wipe it when she takes a bath, which is almost every day. And because she got her ears pierced about six weeks ago, I clean it with the ear care solution or alcohol. What is causing this ear odor? Read What could be causing my baby's ear odor?
My 10-month-old usually projectile vomits at least once every other day or so. As I've had Crohn's disease for nine years, should I be worried that something is wrong? I am ready to demand some tests, and am tired of hearing that he will outgrow it -- when? Read When will my 10-month-old outgrow projectile vomiting?
I know thaI know that people handling infants should wash their hands before coming in contact with them, but when is it safe to relax those rules? I'm talking about just picking up a child and not putting hands on the face or skin. My husband seems to think that anyone coming in contact with our 8-month-old twin girls should have on full surgical gear. Please advise. Read When is it safe to relax the "wash your hands before picking up baby" rule?
Our children's coughs can sound pretty awful, and make us worry. Most of the time, though, those coughs are not a sign of a serious condition but are just a healthy reflex. Find out more about coughs and coughing. Read Coughs and Coughing
The 1-year checkup can be the perfect time to bring up anything that concerns us about our child's health and development. Our health care providers are eager to answer questions and reassure us. Get more details. Read Speak Up at the 1-Year Checkup
What are those red patches on our baby's skin? Hemangiomas, sometimes called strawberry marks, are the most common skin growths for babies. About half of the time these spots disappear before age 5. Get more information. Read Birthmarks 101: Hemangiomas
Nine months is an age when earaches and infections often begin. It can help to watch for things that may signal our baby has an ear infection, like a sudden fever, irritability, crying while swallowing, and pulling at an ear. Find out more. Read Ear Infection Basics
Our babies are likely to get some minor stomach upsets, and with those sometimes comes diarrhea. We can help by providing plenty of fluids, even if our little ones aren't thirsty and don't seem to have an appetite. Learn more. Read Dealing With Diarrhea
It's hard not to worry when our babies have a fever. The good news: Fevers are one way bodies fight infection, and usually aren't serious especially after the first few months of life. Learn more about your baby's fevers and what to do. Read All About Fevers
Health care providers recommend bringing your baby in for regular checkups. These visits are great opportunities to check on your baby's health and development and to ask lots of questions. Learn all about your child's well-baby visits. Read Well-Baby Visits
Checked the medicine cabinet lately? Now that our children are older, we may need to add a few supplies. Some handy items include antibiotic ointment for small cuts, self-adhesive bandages, and a cold compress for bumps. Learn more. Read Medicine Cabinet Check
If you're a new mom, you've probably felt exhausted (giving birth and caring for a newborn is pretty draining!) and maybe even a little low. While some sadness is natural, feeling depressed is something different. Learn more. Read Beware the Baby Blues
This checkup will be a lively one. That's because most 9-month-olds are on the move. Their curiosity and thinking ability make them more playful ... and more challenging to keep an eye on! Find out more about the 9-month checkup. Read 9-Month Checkup
We all want to keep our children as healthy and safe as possible. Did you know that immunizations are among the best and easiest ways to do this? Learn more about your baby's immunizations and the diseases they protect against. Read Your Baby's Complete Immunization Schedule
It's the 1-year checkup! On this birthday visit, your baby may be more wiggly and worried about being examined, and may stay close to you when the health care provider approaches. Learn more about the 1-year checkup. Read Well Baby Visit: 12 Months
'My tummy hurts!' There will probably be lots of these tummy troubles over the next few years, most of them not cause for concern. It's good to know how to help your child feel better and when to call your health care provider. Learn more. Read Belly Aches and Tummy Troubles