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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.

All results in Infants and Toddlers
  • 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.

  • man coughing into hand

    Whooping Cough

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

  • Toddler refusing to eat his vegetables

    When Your Toddler Doesn't Want to Eat

    Toddlers can have strange eating patterns. But most are completely normal. Establish healthy eating habits and pleasant mealtimes to encourage…

  • sick little girl lies in a hospital bed

    When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    If you have any question at all about your child’s health, call his or her doctor. The doctor can tell…

  • A child having a tantrum and clenching their fists and screaming

    What You Can Do to Change Your Child's Behavior

    Information for parents about identifying and dealing with children & behavior problems.

  • 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.

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

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

  • child lying in bed waiting to take medicine

    Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract, which is made up of the kidneys, bladder,…

  • newborn baby wrapped up in a blanket sleeping

    Undescended Testicles

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

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Tuberous sclerosis is a rare disease that causes tumors, or growths, in the brain and other organs. They are usually…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save…

  • Thalassemia

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

  • Man sitting on an exam table being counseled in a doctor’s office

    Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion is when a testicle becomes twisted, restricting its blood supply. If not treated quickly, the testicle can become…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth. It happens most often in…

  • happy mother breastfeeding her baby

    Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

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

  • 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…

  • Stuttering

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

  • Strabismus

    Strabismus is an eye disorder. It affects the muscle control in your eyes. The eyes don’t line up properly. Instead,…

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