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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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  • 3D illustration of a fetus who has spina bifida, a neural tube defect

    Neural Tube Defects

    Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects in a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. They occur when a fetus’…

  • 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…

  • 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

  • A woman kneeling on the bathroom floor while holding her head over the toilet as she vomits

    Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • 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.

  • Measles

    What is measles? Measles (also called rubeola) is a serious respiratory illness. This means it affects the lungs and breathing tubes. It also causes a rash and a fever. It is a very contagious disease. It can be spread to others very easily. In

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects your adrenal glands, which produce hormones. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

  • Toddler with chickenpox lying on stomach

    Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It once was a common childhood disease until a vaccine…

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Learn about the causes of and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis.

  • Stethoscope wth rotavirus sign

    Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…

  • Mother holding a thermometer in the foreground with a sick child sleeping in the background

    Fever in Infants and Children

    A baby or infant's first fever can be scary. Learn how to take your child’s temperature, how to bring down…

  • Group B Strep Infection

    Group B strep is a common kind of bacteria that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during…

  • Baby feet on white background with blue blanket

    Rickets

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

  • Children's OTC Cough & Cold Medicine: Dos and Don'ts

    Learn the dos and don’ts for safely giving your child over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines.

  • Young mother holding and nursing her newborn child

    Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding.

  • potty chair on a rug surrounded by children’s toys

    Toilet Training Your Child

    Toilet training is a major milestone in your child’s life. Learn tips on how you can successfully train your child…

  • happy mother breastfeeding her baby

    Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

    Certain medicines taken during breastfeeding can affect you or your baby through your breast milk.

  • How to Give Your Child Medicine

    Learn what parents should know in order to safely give prescription and nonprescription medicine to children.

  • Scared girl looking at a big needle

    Kids and Needles

    Many children are scared of shots because they have a fear of needles. Help your child understand that shots are…

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