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.

All results in Infants and Toddlers
  • 2019 Measles Outbreak

    2019 was a notable year for measles. Measles is an infectious disease. It is caused by a virus and is contagious. It spreads from person to person. It was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000. The 2019 outbreak is expected to be bigger

  • Abusive Head Trauma

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

  • Amblyopia

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

  • Anemia

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

  • Asthma in Kids

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

  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can…

  • 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…

  • Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

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

  • Baby’s First Steps

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

  • Being a Single Parent

    Being a single parent can be challenging, but also very rewarding. There are things you can do so you don’t…

  • Bonding with Baby

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

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

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop…

  • Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

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

  • Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

    Returning to work while breastfeeding can feel like a challenge. But you can make it work if you are…

  • Bringing Your Baby Home

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

  • Bronchiolitis

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

  • Cancer

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

  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But…

  • Caring for Your Premature Baby

    A baby’s birth can be a happy time. However, it can be stressful if your baby is born premature. Premature…

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy…