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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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  • A mother holds baby being checked for bronchiolitis by a doctor with a stethoscope.

    Bronchiolitis

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

  • Baby sticking out tongue with white coating from oral thrush

    Thrush

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

  • A mosquito sits on human skin

    Malaria

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • A baby lays on a blue blanket with his legs and feet visible. Rickets is a rare disorder that affects the bones, causing them to soften and break easily. It is most common in children.

    Rickets

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

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