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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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  • Spina Bifida

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

  • 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…

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

    Rosacea

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Man's hands on his stomach with red spot indicating pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    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.

  • Baby sleeping in a position on his father’s arm to help treat colic

    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,…

  • Close up of a child's cleft lip

    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…

  • 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,…

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

    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…

  • 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…

  • A new mother sitting down while holding her baby in her arms

    Circumcision

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

  • Baby in car seat

    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…

  • laughing young boy with cerebral palsy sits in his wheelchair next to his sister

    Cerebral Palsy

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

  • 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…

  • Thalassemia

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

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