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 sleeping

    Newborn Sleep Routines

    Establishing a sleep routine for your newborn will help both the baby and you develop stability and predictability.

  • Young child takes an oral cold medicine from a syringe

    OTC Cough and Cold Medicines and My Child

    Doctors do not recommend giving children younger than 6 years old OTC medicines for cough and cold.

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare genetic condition where babies are unable to break down an amino acid. This can lead…

  • A baby girl wearing a medical helmet who has plagiocephaly smiling at the camera


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

  • doctor listening to a patient’s lungs with a stethoscope


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

  • doctor or nurse giving child a shot in the arm

    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

  • newborn baby wrapped up in a blanket sleeping

    Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

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

  • A doctor using a otoscope to look inside a young girls ear canal

    Repeated Infections in Children

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

  • Toddler with oxygen mask

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under…

  • Baby feet on white background with blue blanket


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

  • Young Woman with Perfect Skin and Skin Problem. Unhealthy and Healthy Skin After Treatment.


    Rosacea is a common skin condition that occurs on the face. It causes redness and small bumps that are similar…

  • Stethoscope wth rotavirus sign


    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.

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    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 happens when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t close completely during…

  • View of a man’s spinal column through the back of his shirt

    Spinal Cord Injury

    Common causes of spinal cord injury include falling, sports-related events, car accidents, and diseases such as polio or spina…

  • Mother burping her newborn baby girl, who has milk coming out her mouth.

    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

    Stool soiling happens when children who are toilet trained accidentally leak feces into their underwear. Constipation is one of the…

  • Strabismus

    Strabismus is an eye disorder. It affects the muscle control in your eyes. The eyes don’t line up properly. Instead,…