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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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  • 3D illustration of a fetus who has spina bifida, a neural tube defect

    Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects are birth defects affecting a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain.

  • close-up of infant’s hand holding mother’s finger

    Newborn Reflexes and Behavior

    Newborn babies have limited control over their bodies, but they do have certain behaviors and reflexes that parents need to…

  • Doctor collecting blood from newborn child in hospital for screening tests

    Newborn Screening Tests

    Newborn screenings are important to find and treat certain health issues that aren’t always visible at birth.

  • newborn sleeping

    Newborn Sleep Routines

    Establishing a sleep routine for your newborn will help both the baby and you develop stability and predictability.

  • Young child takes an oral cold medicine from a syringe

    OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and My Child

    Doctors do not recommend giving children younger than 6 years old OTC medicines for cough and cold.

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic condition where babies are unable to break down an amino acid. This can lead…

  • A baby girl wearing a medical helmet who has plagiocephaly smiling at the camera

    Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is a condition where your baby’s head has a flat spot or is misshapen.

  • doctor listening to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope

    Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. How serious it is depends on what caused the pneumonia, your age, and…

  • doctor or nurse giving child a shot in the arm

    Polio Vaccine

    La polio es una enfermedad grave causada por un virus, pero la vacuna contra la polio ha hecho que la…

  • Pyloric Stenosis

    What is pyloric stenosis? Pyloric stenosis is a medical condition. It is a narrowing of the opening between the stomach and the small intestine. That space is called the pylorus. It often occurs in babies younger than 6 months. It is more common in

  • newborn baby wrapped up in a blanket sleeping

    Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    How do you know if your newborn is sick. These signs may give you a clue.

  • A doctor using a otoscope to look inside a young girls ear canal

    Repeated Infections in Children

    Learn why your child may get several infections while he or she is still young.

  • Toddler with oxygen mask

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under…

  • Baby feet on white background with blue blanket

    Rickets

    Rickets is a rare disorder that affects children’s bones, causing them to soften and break easily.

  • Young Woman with Perfect Skin and Skin Problem. Unhealthy and Healthy Skin After Treatment.

    Rosacea

    Rosacea is a common skin condition that occurs on the face. It causes redness and small bumps that are similar…

  • Stethoscope wth rotavirus sign

    Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Learn about the causes of and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis.

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or…

  • Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that happens when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t close completely during…

  • View of a man’s spinal column through the back of his shirt

    Spinal Cord Injury

    Common causes of spinal cord injury include falling, sports-related events, car accidents, and diseases such as polio or spina…

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