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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  • an infant lies on her back without a diaper

    Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash is redness and rash on a baby’s bottom or genital area. It is a very common rash. Normally,…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development.

  • Doctor examining patient’s ear with otoscope

    Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial…

  • Woman scratching her arm

    Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    Eczema and atopic dermatitis are rash-like skin conditions common in babies but can continue in adulthood.

  • Illustration of enlarged adenoid

    Enlarged Adenoids

    Adenoids are tiny pieces of tissue in the back of your throat. They hang above your tonsils. They help fight…

  • mother holds and kisses her newborn baby

    Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are 2 disorders of the digestive system affecting babies.

  • Mother holding a thermometer in the foreground with a sick child sleeping in the background

    Febrile Seizures

    Febrile seizures occur in young children with fevers above 102°F (38.9°C). They aren’t as dangerous as they appear and usually…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of problems occurring in a baby when the mother drinks alcohol while pregnant.

  • Fetal Growth Restriction

    Sometimes babies don’t grow at the normal rate before they are born. Taking care of your body and regular visits…

  • Mother holding a thermometer in the foreground with a sick child sleeping in the background

    Fever in Infants and Children

    A baby or infant's first fever can be scary. Learn how to take your child’s temperature, how to bring down…

  • allergy food

    Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. It is usually treated with antihistamines…

  • Group B Strep Infection

    Group B strep is a common kind of bacteria that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during…

  • group of young children eating healthy lunches at school

    Growing Up Healthy: The Importance of Starting Good Nutrition Early

    Maintaining healthy eating habits throughout your child’s life can help them form habits that stay with them as they get…

  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious childhood illness. It causes sores inside and outside the mouth as well…

  • young Asian boy with hearing device in ear

    Hearing Problems in Children

    Hearing loss in children can be caused by a number of factors. Recognizing the symptoms early increases the chances of…

  • Doctor listens to young girl’s heartbeat

    Heart Murmurs

    A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats. It can be a sign of a heart problem.

  • Best and worst positions for your baby to help prevent hip dysplasia

    Hip Problems in Infants

    A hip problem in an infant is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip. It can lead to dislocation of…

  • newborn baby crying in white bed

    Hirschsprung’s Disease

    Hirschsprung disease is a rare birth defect that is caused by missing nerve cells in the intestine. It is treated…

  • How to Give Your Child Medicine

    Learn what parents should know in order to safely give prescription and nonprescription medicine to children.

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Immunization Schedules

    Certain immunizations are important at every age to reduce illness, hospitalization, or death.