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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  • Newborn Sleep Routines

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be some of the toughest for you. You’re up and down…

  • OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and My Child

    Learn about over-the-counter cough and cold medicines and how to safely give these medicines to your child.

  • Pacifiers: Benefits and Risks

    Learn about the benefits and risks of pacifier use for your infant or child, and how to keep your baby…

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare condition where babies are born with the inability to process an essential amino acid called…

  • Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and…

  • Pneumonia

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

  • Polio Vaccine

    Poliomyelitis (polio) is a serious illness that is caused by a virus. You can keep your children from getting polio…

  • 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

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    It might be hard to tell if your newborn is sick. Be sure to look for signs of common newborn…

  • Repeated Infections in Children

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

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your lungs and breathing. People of all ages can get…

  • Rickets

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

  • Rosacea

    Rosacea is a common skin condition that occurs on the face. It is marked by redness, which can be relieved…

  • 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.

  • 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 affects the development of a baby’s spine during the mother’s pregnancy. The baby’s…

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can be caused by an accident or disease. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and outlook of…

  • Spitting Up in Babies

    Babies spit up when they’ve eaten too much or swallowed air while feeding. It isn’t the same as vomiting. Babies…

  • Stool Soiling and Constipation in Children

    Learn about the causes and treatment of encopresis (stool soiling) in children and how you can help toilet-train your child…