Finding a good babysitter can be tough. How do you go about choosing one? What should you tell the babysitter before you leave? When is it safe to leave your child home alone...Read more

Breast milk is uniquely made to meet your baby’s nutritional needs. When your baby is first born, he or she is in the process of developing an immune system to help fight diseases..Read more

Appropriate car safety is one of the most important things parents can do to keep their child safe. At each stage, kids are at risk in different ways and require different safety considerations...Read more

The majority of kids’ choking injuries are caused by food. However, food is not the only choking hazard you should worry about. Learn some tips to help prevent your child from choking...Read more

In many families, both parents work outside the home and kids need regular care from someone other than their parents. Learn about the different kinds of childcare and what might be best for your family...Read more

Colds are common in children and can be spread by a sneeze, a cough or even sharing a toy. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and when to call your pediatrician...Read more

Constipation happens when children have infrequent bowel movements or bowel movements that are hard, dry, or difficult and/or painful to pass...Read more

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood and can lead to toothaches that interfere with eating, sleeping, school attendance and performance. The good news is they can be prevented...Read more

Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children perform within a certain age range. Your pediatrician uses these to help check how your child is developing...Read more

Ear pain, or otalgia, can be a common reason children visit a pediatrician. There are several causes of ear pain, including teething, sore throat, ear infection, or blocked Eustachian tubes...Read more

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is common in children and causes dry, red and itchy skin. It is caused by a flaw in the skin barrier that lets moisture out and can sometimes allow allergens and bacteria in...Read more

One of the best things you can do for your baby is start him or her off with healthy, nutrient-rich foods. At every age and stage, you can’t go wrong when you help your child learn to appreciate a healthy diet...Read more

Fever is often the body’s response to a bacterial or viral infection. Learn more about what constitutes a fever, how you should treat it, and when you should call your pediatrician or take your child to emergency...Read more

Just as seat belts and helmets protect kids from injuries, a careful approach to food safety can help safeguard your family from food poisoning and food borne illness...Read more

Children under the age of 12 months should be given breast milk or formula to drink. Learn more about choosing the right formula for your baby, preparing it and, when the time comes, weaning your baby off of it...Read more

All babies cry, especially between 2 weeks and 4 months of age. Some babies cry more than others, even when nothing is wrong. Learn why and how to help...Read more

Since iron is important for energy, muscle function, and brain development, a child who is not getting enough iron can have learning or behavioral problems...Read more

Today’s kids are growing up immersed in digital media. Parents often feel like they can’t keep up, can’t keep track of what their kids are doing, and struggle with creating rules about digital media use...Read more

Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic metal that is found in many products we use every day. Lead poisoning occurs when there is enough lead in the body to cause serious health and development problems...Read more

Many parents are alarmed to find their young child engaged in genital stimulation. However, in young children, genital stimulation is not associated with sexual activity and is actually quite common...Read more

Welcoming a new baby to the family is an exciting time and one of great change, especially if there is an older sibling in the home. Learn more about how to prepare older children for their new baby sibling...Read more

If you have a picky eater, you are not alone. 30-50 percent of parents say their toddler is a picky eater. Learn some tips on how to get your child to try a new food...Read more

Most children are ready to begin the toilet training process between 24 to 27 months but some children will be ready earlier or later than that...Read more

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys but it also presents big challenges. Learn about five helpful strategies for purposeful parenting...Read more

Reading and writing skills are important factors in your child’s success in school and work. Reading can also be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them...Read more

Each year, thousands of babies in the United States die while sleeping, often due to sudden infant death syndrome, suffocation or strangulation. Learn how you can reduce these risks...Read more

The holidays are a particularly busy time of year for many families. As you put up decorations and gather friends and family together to celebrate, keep these safety tips in mind...Read more

Sunshine and time spent outdoors are part of a full, active childhood. Too much sunshine (and sunburns), however, can cause be dangerous for you and your child. Keep these tips in mind to protect your child from the sun...Read more

Toys and children’s products play an important role in childhood and child development. Toy-related injuries, however, are a significant contributor to hospital emergency room visits...Read more

Vomiting and diarrhea are common in children. Together, they are sometimes called gastroenteritis by your doctor and “stomach flu” by others. It is not the real “flu,” which is caused by the influenza virus . Most of the time, vomiting and diarrhea is caused by a virus, which may also bring a...Read more

Winter weather offers families the chance to enjoy all kinds of fun cold weather activities. Make sure your kids are prepared to safely enjoy all that winter has to offer...Read more