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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  • baby in a diaper lying on his back crying

    Crying: Under Age 1

    A crying baby is normal. However, it can be upsetting to you and it’s usually a sign something is bothering…

  • Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that most people are exposed to as infants. It rarely causes symptoms, but sometimes…

  • baby’s face smiling, showing two bottom teeth

    Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

    Maintaining healthy teeth is important for the growth of your baby. Poor oral care can lead to infection, disease and…

  • Little girl brushing her teeth and smiling

    Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child's Teeth

    Helping your child to develop healthy dental habits now can aid in the prevention of infection, disease, and other teeth…

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

    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.

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Fear of Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are…

  • 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…