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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My 3-year-old granddaughter makes herself throw up when she is finished eating and wants to get down from the table. This happens most of the time when eating out. Her parents have tried all types of punishments but none seem to work. Could this be a physical or emotional problem? Right before she throws up, she burps big. Read Why does my 3-year-old granddaughter throw up after eating?
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My son is 2 years old and has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. I have vaccinated my son at all appropriate times. My question is: Should children in general be vaccinated when they are ill? I believe in vaccinations they save many lives but I'm wondering if any other parents had their children vaccinated while they were sick. I also wonder how many children are taking antibiotics and get vaccinated during that time. Are there any guidelines to vaccinating children? If so, are they being followed? Why do doctors press for vaccinations on time even if a child is sick with a cold? Read Can PDD-NOS be caused by a vaccination?
My 2-year-old son has what is called a corneal dermoid. He goes to an eye specialist every six months for an eye exam and has his eyes dilated, etc. His doctor recommends having the dermoid removed before he gets old enough to be in school. The dermoid does bother his eye, and he rubs it from time to time. We had decided to go ahead and have it removed now while he is still young. The problem is my son will not sit still -- he screams and kicks during the exam and the vision test. What can I do to help him get over this reaction? The vision test did not turn out because he would not leave the electrodes in place. Read How can I help my 2-year-old stay calm during an eye exam?
I have a baby who is 2 1/2 years old. For quite a few months I have noticed what looks like a wart underneath his foot, by his sole. It seems pretty deep. Should I try and use a wart remover? I already tried a corn remover, and it removed some dead skin, but this looks like tiny holes, like a wart. Please advise. Also, does this hurt for him to walk on? Read How should I treat my 2 1/2-year-old's warts?
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
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?
The average child is now heavier than in past years, with some kids classified as overweight or even obese. Learning more about this complex issue can help us figure out the best plan. Get more information about overweight children. Read Overweight Children: A Growing Problem
Ouchy ouch! Our little one got a knock on the noggin. And that large goose egg that sometimes follows is quite a sight. While most head bumps aren't serious, it's a good idea to know which ones need medical attention. Learn more. Read A Bump on the Head: How to Tell If It's Serious
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
Your child's smile brightens your day. To keep that smile bright, nothing beats early dental care. Picking a child-friendly dentist is a great start, along with teaching your child to brush twice a day. Get more great tips. Read Teeth Tips: How to Keep Those Pearly Whites Shining
The 2-year checkup is coming up. Many of us find this visit more enjoyable than previous ones, as our 2-year-olds tend to be interested in the exam process and can talk a little more. Get the details on the 2-year checkup. Read Well Baby Visit: 2 Years
"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
This checkup can be fun for everyone! Three-year-olds are curious about what's going on at the exam. They love to report their name and age and tell the doctor or nurse about their life, too. Learn more about the 3-year visit. Read Well Baby Visit 3 Years