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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  • 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.

  • An older woman gets a flu shot. There are a lot of myths surrounding the flu.

    Immunization Schedules

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

  • Person doing CPR on baby dummy during first-aid training

    Infant CPR/Choking

    Quick response is crucial when performing CPR on children or helping a child who is choking.

  • Infant formula

    Infant Formula

    Infant formulas are a viable option for feeding your baby that are specially made to meet babies’ nutritional needs.

  • Infant Jaundice

    Infant jaundice is common. It can make your baby’s skin, eyes, and mouth turn yellow. While it may look odd,…

  • Closeup of a mother helping her toddler walk in the grass


    Most people’s feet point straight ahead or outward. Some people, however, have feet that point inward. This is called…

  • A baby cries in distress. Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine. It is a medical emergency.


    Description: Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine.

  • Is Your Child Too Busy?

    Overscheduling your child can lead to them feeling tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Limit their schedule to keep your child…

  • A doctor wearing blue latex gloves

    Latex Allergy

    Natural rubber latex comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. The protein in this rubber can cause an allergic…

  • A close-up photo of a young girl without hair. Leukemia is a cancer involving the body’s white blood cells and bone marrow. It is most common in adults over 60, but kids can also get it.


    Leukemia is a blood cancer involving your body’s bone marrow.

  • A mosquito sits on human skin


    Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is carried by one type of mosquito. Humans get…

  • Little girl crying over a bowl

    Managing and Preventing Temper Tantrums

    Managing and preventing temper tantrums is something every parent experiences. Plan ahead to avoid tantrums with simple tips.

  • A young girl receives the measles vaccine from a doctor. Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine.


    Measles (also called rubeola) is a serious respiratory illness. This means it affects the lungs and breathing tubes. It also…

  • Small intestine in detail illustration. A Meckel’s diverticulum is a small pouch on the wall of the small intestine that can cause stomach pain, vomiting and blood in the stool.

    Meckel's Diverticulum

    Meckel’s diverticulum is a small pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small intestine that can cause…

  • Nurse holding newborn

    Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome affects newborns who inhale their stool and/or amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

  • Cotton swab with fluid sample for lab test to diagnose meningitis


    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral…

  • Mother holding premature baby’s feet with neonatal infant pulse oximeter

    Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing Enterocolitis is an intestinal disease that occurs mostly in premature and sick newborn babies.

  • Newborn baby girl crying and laying on bed in hospital

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb. After birth, the baby goes…