Infants and Toddlers

Find information on toddlers and infants, caring for your newborn, potty training, vaccination decisions, home safety and nutrition, plus tips for picky eaters.

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  • Abusive Head Trauma

    Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) is a form of child abuse that can be deadly or leave a baby…

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  • Acute Bronchitis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of acute bronchitis, a lung infection usually caused by a virus.

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  • Amblyopia

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops in childhood when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. Left untreated, it can lead…

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  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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  • Anemia

    Anemia is a common blood disorder that affects your red blood cells. Learn about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention…

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  • Anesthesia and Your Child

    Children, like adults, have very few problems with anesthesia for surgeries and medical procedures.

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  • Asthma in Kids

    Living with asthma as a child can be difficult. Asthma attacks interfere with a child’s physical activity, sleep, and can…

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  • Autism

    Autism is a brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of…

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  • Avoiding Food Hassles With Kids

    Don’t make your child’s food hassles a battle. Be creative, stay calm, and be patient when expanding your child’s mealtime…

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  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers satisfy a baby’s natural need to suck. Learn about their pros and cons.

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  • Baby’s First Steps

    Every baby develops at their own pace, but many walk between 11 and 13 months of age. Talk to your…

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  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial, or infective, endocarditis (BE) occurs in the valves and inner lining of your heart. Learn about the risk factors…

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  • Being a Single Parent

    Information on being a single parent, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  • Bonding with Baby

    Bonding with your baby is a natural process. It can begin at different times as you spend more time with…

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  • Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding is a natural process that has benefits for you and your baby. Here are tips to help you learn…

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  • Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

    Get answers to common questions about pumping and storing breast milk.

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  • Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Tips to help you continue to breastfeed your baby after you've returned to work.

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  • Bringing Your Baby Home

    There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home.

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  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is often caused by a virus. Symptoms can…

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  • Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. There are many different types…

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