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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  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion.

  • Colic

    Colic is when a healthy baby cries a lot for no reason. It’s defined as crying for more than 3…

  • Infant Jaundice

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

  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a baby’s lip or mouth don’t form correctly early…

  • Diaper Rash

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

  • Pneumonia

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

  • Cytomegalovirus

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

  • 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…

  • Circumcision

    Circumcision is a procedure where the foreskin (the skin that covers the tip of the penis) is removed. It’s usually…

  • Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Having a baby means you’ll need a lot of baby gear. First, do your research to ensure everything you buy…

  • Cerebral Palsy

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

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects how your brain processes sensory information, such as things you see, hear, smell, taste, or…

  • Thalassemia

    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it…

  • 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.

  • Croup

    Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking…

  • Baby’s First Steps

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

  • Bronchiolitis

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

  • Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth.

  • Malaria

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

  • Growing Up Healthy: The Importance of Starting Good Nutrition Early

    Children develop eating patterns early in life. Eating healthy food helps them get nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy,…