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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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  • Abusive Head Trauma

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

  • A woman with dark colored hair, wearing a white shirt receiving vaccination

    Adult vaccinations

    Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age.

  • young boy with adhesive eye patch over his eye

    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 the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people…

  • Asthma in Kids

    Asthma is a disease that often starts in childhood and makes it difficult for your child to breathe.

  • Autism spectrum disorder

    Autism

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

  • Child with head down on table, refusing to eat

    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…

  • baby boy smiles as he sucks on a pacifier

    Babies and Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers

    Babies love to “mouth” things, like their thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers. There are pros and cons for each.

  • Baby boy taking first steps to mother sitting on floor

    Baby’s First Steps

    Watching a baby take their first steps is exciting, but it also leads to a new set of challenges for…

  • father and daughter sitting on couch reading a book together

    Being a Single Parent

    Being a single parent can be challenging. It can also be very rewarding. It’s important to find a way to…

  • Baby bonding and playing with mother

    Bonding with Baby

    Bonding is a special connection you have with your baby. Bonding with your baby is not a one-time event. It…

  • Mother breastfeeding her baby

    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…

  • Electric breast pump and bags of frozen breast milk

    Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

    Pumping and storing breast milk allows you to continue to feed your baby breast milk through a bottle.

  • mother pumping breast milk from her breast

    Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

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

  • Family holding newborn, leaving the hospital

    Bringing Your Baby Home

    Welcoming a baby into your home is a big event. It can be scary if it is your first baby…

  • mother holds baby being checked by a doctor with a stethoscope

    Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is…

  • doctor holding patient’s hand

    Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve growth of abnormal cells.

  • Portrait of a baby with Down syndrome. A mother picking up her son, the child is happy and flying up

    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…

  • Newborn baby under ultraviolet lamp in the incubator, doctor s hand care for a sick new born in the pediatric ICU

    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…

  • laughing young boy with cerebral palsy sits in his wheelchair next to his sister

    Cerebral Palsy

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

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