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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  • Intoeing

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

  • Ear Infection

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

  • Bonding with Baby

    Bonding is a special connection you have with your baby. Bonding with your baby is not a one-time event. It…

  • Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most…

  • Spinal Cord Injury

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

  • Meningitis

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

  • Undescended Testicles

    Testicles are part of the male body. They usually move from inside the body to the scrotum at birth. If…

  • 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…

  • Stuttering

    Stuttering is a condition that affects a person’s ability to speak smoothly. It can cause them to repeat words, parts…

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained reason a baby under 1 year old dies while sleeping. There are no…

  • Spina Bifida

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that happens when a baby’s spine and spinal cord don’t close completely during…

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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

  • Rosacea

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

  • 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.

  • Latex Allergy

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

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…

  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

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

  • 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…