Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Lead Poisoning Risks From Lead Paint
Ask the Pediatrician. If I live in a home built before 1978 and it isn't being remodeled, are my kids at risk for lead poisoning?

Chicken Pox Vaccines
Fewer people think about chicken pox since we began the chicken pox immunization era, but since breakthrough infections are still possible, it is important to learn about chicken pox vaccines and symptoms with immunization.

Saving Money on ADHD Medications
Review how you can save money on your child's Adderall XR and other medications to treat his ADHD.

What Should Normal Bowel Movements Be Like in Kids?
Ask the Pediatrician. My daughter only has a bowel movement once or twice a week. Is she constipated? What are normal bowel movements like?

The History of Vaccines and Vaccinations
Modern vaccination plans began with the development of the first smallpox vaccine and have continued to be developed for other infections as well.

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Glossary of Autism Terms and Definitions
From using language to understanding stimming, this glossary of autism terms will help you better understand autistic children and treatments.

Polio and Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis
Learn about the symptoms, complications of polio vaccines, and recent outbreaks of polio and vaccine-derived​ polio.

Meconium Stools and Transitioning to Normal Baby Poop
Learn more about meconium, transitional stools, milk stools, and what to expect from babies bowel movements if breastfeeding or drinking formula.

ADHD in Preschool Age Children
Ask the Pediatrician. Review whether or not a preschool age child who has a short attention span and is hyperactive has ADHD or just normal behaviors.​

Advair for Kids
Learn about Advair HFA and Advair Diskus, two forms of maintenance or preventative treatments for kids with asthma.

Costs of a Measles Outbreak
Outbreaks of measles have been rising in recent years.

Babies and Children After Hurricane Katrina
Learn more about the smallest victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the babies and children of Katrina.

Accutane for Acne
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a powerful and effective medication for teens with uncontrollable or severe acne, but can also have serious side effects.

Tdap Vaccines
N​ewest whooping vaccines to protect older children, teens, adults, and pregnant women. against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough.

Acetaminophen and Tylenol
Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in Tylenol and some other pain and fever reducers for children and adults.

Jaundice Alert for Parents - Signs and Treatments
Learn more about jaundice, the yellow color seen in the skin of many newborn babies that is caused by a buildup of bilirubin.

Children and Penicillin Allergies
Penicillin allergies can be much harder to diagnose than most parents imagine.

How Quickly Do ADHD Medications Work?
Review how quickly you might seen an improvement after a child with ADHD starts taking an ADHD medication, like Adderall XR.

A BMI Formula to Calculate Your Child's Body Mass Index
Although it is quite easy to calculate a child' BMI using an online BMI calculator or look it up on a BMI chart, you could also calculate it yourself with the BMI formula.

What To Know About Ear Infections
Middle ear infections are a common cause for a visit to the pediatrician. It's important for parents to recognize the symptoms of ear infections.

The Symptoms of E. Coli
Although these infections are not common, parents should be aware of the symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 infections, which can include bloody diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

Treating Children with Prozac
I noticed that the FDA just approved treating kids with Prozac. I am a bit surprised, as my child is taking Prozac already. Why was he prescribed a medicine that wasn't FDA approved to be used in children?

The History and Medication Timeline of ADHD
While ADHD is often thought of as a relatively new condition, the history of ADHD actually goes back over a hundred years.

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How to Get a Diagnosis of Autism
Review some of the steps to take to get your child evaluated for autism, including a comprehensive autism evaluation.

Snoring and Children
How do you know if your child is just a normal snorer or if he has obstructive sleep apnea? When is snoring a problem?

What To Know About Risperdal for Autism
The FDA recently approved the use of risperidone or Risperdal orally disintegrating tablets for 'the symptomatic treatment of irritability in autistic children and adolescents' with autism.

A Food Diary For Tracking a Child's Meals and Calories
A food diary can be a great way to keep track of the calories your kids are eating, especially if they are overweight.

Kindergarten Readiness
Learn why age alone is not a good sign of kindergarten readiness and why holding younger kids back or delaying the start of school may not be a good idea for kids with a late birthday.

Asthma Inhalers for Kids
Asthma inhalers are commonly used to treat and prevent asthma in kids and can include albuterol inhalers, steroid inhalers, and combination inhalers.

Ferber Method - Getting Kids to Sleep through the Night
Learn more about the Ferber Method, which unlike many misconceptions parents have, is not simply a

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'Back To Sleep' Campaign Changes to 'Safe To Sleep'
Learn how the Back to Sleep and Safe to Sleep campaigns have helped to greatly reduce the incidence of SIDS.

Average Weight for a Woman Statistics
Statistics for the average weight of an adult woman in the United States.

Crypto and Cryptosporidiosis
Cryptosporidiosis, an infection with the Cryptosporidium parasite, can follow drinking contaminated water and often leads to a few weeks of diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea.

Tetanus and Tetanus Shots for Kids
Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable disease and kids who have not gotten their tetanus shots can develop lock-jaw and other symptoms about two weeks after getting a dirty wound.

Prevnar 13 Pneumococcal Vaccine
Prevnar 13 is an updated version of the Prevnar vaccine that can protect children against more types of pneumococcal bacteria.

Pet Food Is a Hidden Danger to Kids
Dry pet food, especially dog food, can be a choking hazard for young children. It can also be a hidden danger to all of us as a source of infection because of recent pet food recalls and Salmonella outbreaks.

Homeopathic Medicines for Children
Homeopathic medicines are often misused by parents when they can't find an alternative medicine for common childhood conditions.

Head Lice Treatments for Kids
Learn the basics of diagnosing kids with head lice and infestations, along with the latest treatments and recommendations.

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Understanding the Basics of Childhood Asthma
Asthma is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness that affects many children. Learn the basics about asthma to prevent asthma attacks.

High-Back Combination Car Seats With 5-Point Harness
This seat can be used as a forward-facing car seat with harness until your child reaches the height and weight limits and can then become a booster seat.

Cerebral Palsy Facts and Statistics
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affects a persons brain (cerebral) and the way that they use their muscles (palsy). Learn more about cerebral palsy facts and statistics.

Best Sunscreen for Kids and Infants
Learn how to choose the best sunscreen or sun block for your kids, including broad-spectrum sunscreens, and sunscreen ingredients.

Children Starting To Use Deodorant and Controlling BO
Learn how to control a child's body odor, and at what age a child should start using deodorant. Also,​ learn about puberty signs, and pre-teen deodorants.

Vyvanse for ADHD
Vyvanse, an FDA-approved treatment for children with ADHD, is a long-acting stimulant and may be a good choice for your child with ADHD.

What to Do About Red Stools in Babies?
My 9 month old has been on Omnicef for an ear infection for 4 days. She is much better, but she now has red stools. Is it blood?

Prolonged Fever of Unknown Origin
Review what to do about a child who has a prolonged fever or fever of unknown origin that is not getting any better.

Causes of Hair Loss in Children
Learn about common causes and treatments of hair loss in children, including ringworm, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.

Gluten-Free Medications
Find out if gluten is a common ingredient in the medications that children take and where you can get more answers on gluten-free products,

Are Head Lice Contagious?
I received a letter that some kids at school are infected with head lice. How contagious are head lice?

Checking Your Child's Fever at Night
Review whether or not you should wake up your toddler to check his temperature or give him a fever reducer, such as Tylenol or Motrin, to treat his fever when he is sleeping.

Cold and Flu Season Update
Get updates, activity reports, and the latest recommendations about this year's cold and flu season, including updates on new flu strains and getting flu vaccines.

Antibiotic Side Effects
From diarrhea to life-threatening allergic reactions, it is important to understand the side effects of your child's antibiotics.

Alternatives To Pills for Treating ADHD
Many ADHD medications are available to treat ADHD in liquid, ODT, and chewable form, which may make it easier to get your child to take medicine.

Black Tongue After Stomach Ache
My son has had a stomach ache for a few days. It was mild and I wasn't too worried about it, but this morning he woke up with a black tongue.

Swollen Glands and Lymphadenopathy
Swollen glands or lymph nodes worry many parents, even though they are common and often normal, which makes it important to understand the signs and symptoms of more serious causes of swollen glands.

Why Kids Should Eat More Fruit
Review why eating fruit is important and how you can get your kids to eat more of them.

What To Know About Salt and Child Nutrition
Avoiding foods high in salt is not on top of the list for most parents, but maybe it should when you consider the possible link between obesity and high salt diets and the risk of high blood pressure.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases in the Pre- and Post-Vaccine Era
Learn about how current vaccines and past vaccination programs have now controlled 10 major infectious diseases.

The Importance of Vaccines in Controlling Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Learn about vaccine preventable illnesses, many of which are still a problem around the world, including diphtheria, pertussis, mumps, measles, and Hib. Page 2.

Other Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Learn about other vaccine preventable illnesses, including polio, rubella, which can lead to congenital rubella syndrome, and tetanus. Page 3.

Newer Vaccines and Vaccine Preventable Diseases
In addition to the 10 major infections that have been conquered or well controlled in the US by vaccines, there are others that we are still working on, such as flu, rotavirus, chickenpox, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, and the pneumococcal and meningococcal bacteria. Page 4.

Symptoms of Measles in Children
Learning about measles symptoms is important, both so you don't worry about measles every time your child has a fever and a rash, which happens commonly, and so that you can recognize a case of measles if it does happen.

Gummy Vitamins for Kids and Other Supplements
Learn more about gummy vitamins and other supplements that are available as gummies, including those that include omega-3 fatty acids, extra vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, and even fiber.

Treating and Preventing Children's Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common problem for kids, especially in the summer and winter seasons. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's dry skin problems.

Choosing a Baby Formula - Similac, Enfamil & More
Although breast milk is a first place favorite between formula feeding and breastfeeding, few experts tell you which brand of formula comes in second.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome - Diagnosis, Treatments, and Prevention
What is cyclic vomiting syndrome, how is it diagnosed, how is it treated, what can be done to prevent it, and how is it related to migraine headaches?

Allergic Colitis - Bloody Stools and Breastfeeding
Review the signs and symptoms of allergic colitis, which might cause a breastfed baby to have blood in his stools and learn how to treat it with an elimination diet.

Tamiflu Side Effects in Flu Patients
Review the risks and benefits of taking Tamiflu and possible side effects of this medicine that can prevent and treat the flu.

Global Children's Health Issues
Issues to be aware of include the wide gaps of life expectancy between rich and poor countries, rise in refugee children, and vaccine-preventable disease.

Hypoallergenic Dogs and Coping with Dog Allergies
Don't forget to consider your child's allergies and whether or not he has asthma, in addition to if he is responsible enough, when thinking about getting your child a pet.

Vaccine Information Statements
Learn about the vaccine information statements for MMR and other vaccines.

Where to Get a Flu Shot for Your Child
Review where you can find a flu shot for your child, especially if there are any shortages or delays in shipment of flu vaccines.

Lyme Disease Symptoms in Children
Learn about classic Lyme disease symptoms, including how to identify erythema migrans, so that you can recognize if your child has Lyme disease following a tick bite.

The Dangers of Using Crib Bumper Pads
Crib bumpers were made obsolete a long time ago and are now mainly used in baby cribs for decorative purposes. Don't make your baby less safe by adding an unsafe crib bumper to their crib.

What Is the Average Height for an Adult Male?
Review the statistics for the average height of adult men in the United States and the world, and how height statistics have been changing over time.

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water for Your Kids?
Learn whether bottled water is better than tap water for your kids? Which drinking water is best?

Flu Vaccines Work to Help You Avoid the Flu
Flu vaccines do work and are an effective way to decrease your chances of getting the flu, avoiding serious flu symptoms, and spreading the flu to others.

Symptoms of Whooping Cough or Pertussis
Since pertussis and pertussis outbreaks are not uncommon, even though it is a vaccine preventable infection, it is important to recognize pertussis symptoms in case your child gets sick.

Latest CDC Flu Shot Recommendations and Guidelines
Who should get a flu shot and when? Review the latest CDC guidelines for this year to be prepared for the current and upcoming influenza season.

Alternatives to the Flu Shot
These tips can help you find an alternative to the flu shot and still not get sick.

FluMist vs. a Flu Shot: What's Better?
FluMist isn't for every child, but it is a good option to consider if your child is older than 2 and doesn't have any health problems.

Milestones in the History of Pediatrics
Learn more about pediatrics, including the history of pediatrics, important milestones in pediatrics, and how to become a pediatrician.

Advice on Buying a Trampoline for Your Kids
Review the dangers of buying a home trampoline and tips to keep your kids safe from trampoline injuries.

Care of the Uncircumcised Penis
Learn about the proper care of an uncircumcised or intact penis, including when the foreskin should be retracted, how you should clean it, and some of the consequences of skipping proper hygiene.

Essential Medical Apps for Your iPad or iPhone
Whether you are looking for an app for drug dosages, get the latest pediatric news, or do e-prescriptions, these medical apps will help you get it done.

Essential Medical Apps for Your iPad or iPhone
Whether you are looking for an app for drug dosages, get the latest pediatric news, or do e-prescriptions, these medical apps will help you get it done.

Essential Medical Apps for Your iPad or iPhone
Whether you are looking for an app for drug dosages, get the latest pediatric news, or do e-prescriptions, these medical apps will help you get it done.

Symptoms of Childhood Constipation
Since there are many other things that can cause stomach pains, it is important to learn about constipation symptoms to see if your child really has constipation, or if something else causing his pain.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Constipation in Children
Constipation is very common in children and it is usually caused by not drinking enough fluids, not eating enough fiber, or having a diet high in constipating foods (milk, cheese, bananas, etc.).

Flu Vaccine Delays and Shortages
Learn what to do if you hear reports of a flu vaccine delays and shortages, especially if your kids are in a high risk group for complications from the flu.

What Is a Normal Pulse Rate for Children?
Parents often know that their own pulse rate is within about 60 to 100 beats per minute. Younger children can have normal pulse rates that are higher.

Nutrient Deficiency and Vitamins for Kids
All kids need vitamins to be healthy, but most don't need to take a vitamin. Learn about the supplements kids can take, like fish oil and antioxidants.

Male Breast Enlargement (Gynecomastia)
Learn about the causes of and treatment for gynecomastia, or breast development in males, which is common in teen boys as they go through puberty.

Perioral Dermatitis
Review what might cause a child to get a red, scaly rash on the skin around her mouth, including perioral dermatitis from the chronic use of steroid creams on the face.

Can I Give My 11-Month-Old Scrambled Eggs?
Review whether or not an 11 month old infant can eat scrambled eggs.

Common Symptoms of Meningitis
Common meningitis symptoms can include a fever, stiff neck, headache, vomiting, and irritability ​so that you can recognize if your child has meningitis.

Kids Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
With the availability of online growth charts, many parents use them to check their child's growth at home. Learn how to calculate your child's percentiles.

Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines
Review the latest antibiotic prescribing guidelines for common childhood infections, including ear infections, sinusitis, sore throats, and more.

Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Children
Iron deficiency is still a common cause of anemia in young children. Learn how to recognize and prevent iron deficiency anemia in your kids by encouraging them to eat foods with iron, avoiding risk factors for iron deficiency anemia, and getting screened when they are about 12 months old.

What are the most common birth defects?
Review what the most common birth defects are, including heart defects, neural tube defects, cleft lip, and hypospadias.

Breastfeeding Questions and Answers
Get answers to your questions to help you get educated about breastfeeding to help you breastfeed your baby effectively.

Breastfeeding Questions and Answers
Get answers to your questions to help you get educated about breastfeeding to help you breastfeed your baby effectively.

Breastfeeding Questions and Answers
Get answers to your questions to help you get educated about breastfeeding to help you breastfeed your baby effectively.

Fiber Recommendations for Children
Fiber is a vital part of an healthy diet and experts' recommend that kids should eat about 14g of fiber for every 1,000 calories they eat.

Exercise and Fitness for Kids
Most people recognize that kids should be more physically active and need to exercise regularly to be physically fit. Learn just how much should kids be exercising each day and how to encourage them to be more active.

Best Insect & Mosquito Repellents for Kids
Learn which insect repellents are safe for kids and are going to provide the best protection against biting insects, and ticks.

Protein Shakes and Supplements for Kids
Review why protein supplements and protein shakes are not a good idea for kids, even those who are active in sports.

Should I Have My New Baby Circumcised?
We are expecting a son in a few months. Should I have him circumcised?

Flu Shot Reactions and Side Effects
Review some of the common symptoms of flu shot reactions and flu shot side effects, which can include fever, muscle aches, and malaise or simply not feeling good.

Disease Elimination vs. Eradication
Although vaccine-preventable diseases like measles get most of the attention, there are other diseases on track to be eliminated and eradicated.

Phenergan Drug Warning
Review whether you should give your child phenergan the next time he is vomiting.

Diagnosing Vaccine Injuries
Learn why your pediatrician can be your best resource to help determine if your child has had a vaccine injury and why vaccine injuries are often over-diagnosed.

How Many Eggs Can Your Child Eat Each Day?
I am worried about my kids getting high cholesterol. Should I let them eat eggs? How many eggs can my kids eat each day?

Intuniv for ADHD
Intuniv is a long-acting non-stimulant medication that can help to control disruptive ADHD symptoms.

Fussy Babies and Shaking Movements
Review what to do about a breastfed baby who is fussy and is making some shaking arm movements.

Before You Buy Children's Cold Medicines
Children's cold medicines, although they won't help your kids get better faster, they may make them feel better and help relieve common cold symptoms.

Is It Too Late to Get a Flu Shot this Year?
Learn whether or not it is too late to get a flu shot to protect you from the flu virus this flu season.

Car Seat Safety Best Practices
To keep your child safe, in addition to choosing the right type and model of car seat, it is important that you use your car seat correctly. Here are our best tips.

Shingles - Can Children Get Shingles?
My daughter was just diagnosed with shingles. She is only fourteen. Isn't shingles just something older people get? Can kids get shingles?

How to Treat Head Banging in Kids
Although distressing for parents, head banging in bed is usually normal for young children. Learn about the common symptoms and treatments.

Stye Symptoms and Treatments
A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a common infection on a child's eyelid. Learn about the symptoms and treatments in case your child gets a stye.

Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Tragically, deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States, from Hib meningitis and measles to whooping cough, haven't gone away.

Expert Recommendations on DEET and Kids
Answers to your questions about the safe use of insect repellents with DEET on your kids to protect them from mosquitoes and other insects.

Using Insect Repellents Safely
Tips on using insect repellents, even those with DEET, safely on your kids. Page 2.

Causes of Urate Crystals in a Baby's Diaper
Review what might cause a baby to have what appears to be blood in her diaper, but is more likely to be caused by urate crystals.

Swine Flu Information and Symptoms
Review common swine flu symptoms, which can include high fever, cough, runny nose, and body aches, and how to tell the difference between swine flu and other common childhood conditions.

Creating a First Aid Kit for the Home
Review how to create a first aid kit so that you are prepared for any emergency in which someone is cut, burned, or suffers other injuries.

Knee Pain in Young Athletes
Review what might be causing an athletic teen to have knee pain after playing and practicing basketball.

Vision Screening and Testing for Kids
Regular vision screening for children can help detect and prevent complications from common eye problems, like refractive errors or crossed eyes.

The E Chart and Other Vision Tests for Kids
Learn about how younger kids are tested to see if they need glasses. Page 2.

Whooping-Cough Vaccinations
Make sure your kids and their contacts are fully vaccinated with a whooping-cough vaccine, including teens and adults, to decrease their chance of getting caught up in a pertussis outbreak.

Do Vaccines Contain Aluminum?
Aluminum is an ingredient in some vaccines that helps them produce a stronger immune response, which is actually good, unlike misconceptions say.

Tips on How to Breastfeed Your Adopted Baby
Are you interested in breastfeeding your adopted baby? Rest assured--doing so is possible. Here are some tips on producing breast milk for your child.

Average Height for a Woman Statistics
Review statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States, how this height has changed over time, and how women in the US compare to other countries.

Should You Bank Your Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood?
Review the issue of whether or not you should bank your baby's umbilical cord blood in a private bank, such as Viacord or Cord Blood Registry.




















Asthma Photo Gallery
These photos of children using nebulizers, spacers, and inhalers, will help to demonstrate some of the treatment options available for kids with asthma.











Developmental Milestones by Ages and Stages
Common developmental milestones parents look for in their children such as smiling, rolling over, sitting up, first steps, counting, and tying shoes.











Calorie Calculator for Kids
How many calories do your kids need each day? Calorie needs are easy to calculate and are based on your child's age, sex, and activity level.




Allowance Calculator
A regular allowance is a good way to teach your child about money. How much of an allowance should kids get these days?

Anti-Vaccination Conspiracy Theories
Which anti-vaccine conspiracy theories do you believe in? That vaccines cause shaken baby syndrome? Or that vaccines make people gay? We debunk them.

Anti-Vaccination Conspiracy Theories
Which anti-vaccine conspiracy theories do you believe in? That vaccines cause shaken baby syndrome? Or that vaccines make people gay? We debunk them.

Concerta for ADHD - Medication Profile
Learn more about Concerta, a stimulant medication (a pill) that is used to treat children over age six who have ADHD and lasts up to 12 hours.

Booster Seats vs Car Seats with Harness Straps
Ask the Pediatrician. My 3 1/2 year old daughter is 33 pounds. Can we move her into a belt positioning booster seat, instead of a car seat with harness straps?

Benadryl when Flying with Kids
Can I give my kids Benadryl to help them sleep when we fly? We are planning a cross-country airplane trip this summer and I am worried that my kids might not do well on the plane.

Why Does My Toddler Vomit All the Time?
A pediatrician explains what might cause a toddler to vomit, whether or not you should be concerned, and how you can help prevent it from happening.

ADHD Drug Holidays
Review whether or not you have to give your child with ADHD his medicine on the weekends or if he can take a break or drug holiday.

A New Baby With Down Syndrome
Review what you can do to get information, advice, and support if you are a parent of a newborn baby with Down syndrome.

ABO Blood Type Incompatibility Between Mother and Baby
Learn about what happens when a mother and baby have different bloods or an ABO Incompatibility.

Treating Baby Acne
It often surprises new parents that their baby might not have great skin. From seborrheic dermatitis to baby acne, many skin rashes affect infants.

Eating Pomegranate Seeds
Review whether it is safe to eat pomegranate seeds.

Appendicitis Symptoms
Learn about classic appendicitis symptoms, which can include abdominal pain that moves to the right lower quadrant of the belly, vomiting, loss of appetite, and a low-grade fever.

Chronic and Recurrent Symptoms of Childhood Illnesses
What to do if your child has chronic or persistent symptoms or symptoms that keep coming back, like cough, runny nose, fever, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Allergies and Infections Can Cause Runny Noses
A runny nose (rhinorrhea) is a common symptom of childhood illnesses, and can have more than one cause, including a cold, a sinus infection or allergies.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Learn if you need a carbon monoxide detector in your home to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Hypoallergenic Baby Formulas
Babies sometimes can't tolerate any of the standard baby formulas. They may then need either a hydrolyzed protein formula formula, such as Nutramigen, or an amino acid based formula, like PurAmino.

How to Choose the Best Pediatrician for Your Child
When choosing a pediatrician, make sure you like your new doctor, and see if you agree on important parenting topics.

The Risks of Pediatric Cough Medicine for Kids
Learn the risks of pediatric cough medicine as FDA regulations make picking cough syrup for kids harder for parents. Know when to consult a doctor.

Croup Basics - Expert Pediatrics Guide
Children with croup wake up in the middle of the night with a loud cough that sounds like a barking seal. Learn how croup is diagnosed and treated.

Car Seats for Toddlers and Preschoolers
New infant-only car seats and combination seats with high weight and height limits allow you to keep your toddlers rear facing even longer.

How to Treat, Prevent and Spot the Signs of Chicken Pox
Chicken pox is a viral infection in children that causes symptoms like an itchy rash with blisters, but it can be prevented with the Varivax vaccine.

Symptoms of C. Difficile Infections
C. difficile is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, especially in children who have recently been on antibiotics.

Types of ADD and ADHD
Learn about the differences between the terms ADD and ADHD, and how each can be used to describe the type of ADHD symptoms a child has.

Problems With ADHD Drugs -- From Adderall to Concerta
Doctors and parents often encounter problems in treating children on ADHD drugs such as Concerta or Adderall, including appetite loss and insomnia.

Alternative Allergy Medicines
Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child's allergy symptoms under control.

A Vomiting Three Week Old - What's Your Diagnosis?
What's your diagnosis for a three week old with projectile vomiting, weight loss and decreased urine output.

Is Becoming a Pediatrician the Right Career Plan?
Is pediatric medicine the right career for you? Take a look at the costs, education, duties, salaryand other pros and cons of becoming a pediatrician.

Before You Buy Humidifiers and Vaporizers
Increasing the air moisture with a humidifier is a common way to try and help your child feel better when he is congested, has frequent nosebleeds, or has eczema. Learn how to pick a humidifier for your baby.

How to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites and Stings in Kids
See the symptoms, prevention and treatment for bug bites and stings for kids. These include those from spiders, mosquitoes, bees and other insects.

Eczema Treatments for Kids
What treatments are available for your child's eczema and preventing flares in kids? Learn how to help get this itchy rash under better control.

Combination Vaccines Mean Fewer Shots for Children
Pediarix and other new combination vaccines that combine multiple immunizations into one vaccine can mean that your kids will need to get fewer shots.

Facts About Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Understanding vaccine facts helps avoid vaccine misinformation and make sure your kids are safe from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks.

ATV Accidents & Dangers for Kids
ATV accidents aren't rare. Unfortunately, many factors override a parent's instinct about the dangers of ATVs for kids and make ATVs a good candidate for a hidden danger.

Chronic Cough
Review possible causes of a chronic cough in a toddler, including infections, allergies, asthma, and reflux.

Amount of Formula Feedings
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.

Finding and Treating Head Lice
Review whether head lice might be causing a child to have an itchy scalp and white things attached to her hair.

Febrile Seizures
Learn more about febrile seizures, which are seizures that are triggered by a fever and are common in young children.

Ear Infections and Ear Tubes in Children
When should your child get ear tubes for ear infections, what are some things to consider about timing, and what are the benefits and risks?

How to Identify an Ear Infection in Your Child
Common ear infection symptoms can include ear pain, fever, fussiness, tugging on the ears, ear drainage, all of which are usually accompanied by a cold.

Eczema in the Winter
Although kids with eczema typically have flares, or times when their skin gets red and itchy, year-round, winter can be a particularly bad time of year for eczema flares.

Baby or Infant Fever — When a Spinal Tap May Be Needed
Learn what might happen if your baby or young infant develops a fever, including a spinal tap and typical tests in the ER as part of a septic work-up.

Fever Symptoms in Childhood Illnesses
Learn about the common symptoms that tend to accompany a childhood fever, and how you can figure out what kind of infection your child has.

Acne Treatments for Children and Teens
Does your child or teen have acne? Learn the causes and how it can be effectively treated by your pediatrician with prescription medications.

Ear Infections and Treatment Guidelines for Kids
Guidelines can help you to decide what will be the best treatment for your child with an ear infection. See when antibiotics may or may not be used.

Autism in Toddlers Checklists and Tests
When people talk about tests for autism, they are usually referring to an autism checklist that can be used to screen toddlers for autism, and not a blood test.

Protect Your Kids from Falls
Although falls out of windows get the most attention, reviewing stories of all of these recent accidental falls will hopefully reinforce the importance of protecting your kids and childproofing your home.

Drug Testing and Drug Screening for Teens
It is recommended that all teens be screened for drug and alcohol abuse, which makes learning about drug testing and drug screening important.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Mix Review
Is Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast Powder Drink Mix is a good way to boost calories, calcium, iron, and other nutrients in your child's diet?

World No Tobacco Day
Help stop the illicit trade of tobacco products on World No Tobacco Day.

Should You Give Your Kids Low Fat or Whole Milk?
Review the issue of whether you should give your kids whole milk, low-fat milk, or skim milk.

Checking Your Child's Temperature for a Fever
Get help deciding which thermometer is best to help you check your child's temperature so that you can figure out when he has a fever.

Best Treatments for Common Childhood Rashes
Treatments for skin rashes work much better when you actually know what is causing the rash, whether your child has ringworm, eczema, impetigo, or a viral rash.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare type of hypersensitivity reaction to a medication or an infection, and can lead to the formation of a blistering skin rash and painful mouth ulcers.

Causes of Headaches and Nosebleeds in Children
Review what might cause a child to have nosebleeds and headaches, including anemia and high blood pressure.

Probiotics for Kids
Probiotics seem like they are the next new thing in infant and child nutrition. Should you give your child probiotics as a supplement, from yogurt, or infant formula?

Child Abuse Statistics in the United States
Learn about child abuse statistics, including how many cases of suspected child abuse are reported each week and where the reports come from.

Poison Ivy Treatment Guide
Having a poison ivy treatment plan is essential if your kids play outside, since they will eventually be exposed to poison ivy and may break out in a rash. Learn to avoid these reactions by recognizing what poison ivy looks like and what treatments are available.

Your Two Week Old
Your Two Week Old. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and more.

Poison Ivy - Best Treatments for Kids
My kids get poison ivy a few times each year and, even with treatments, they still have an itchy rash for a few weeks. What are the best treatments for poison ivy?

What To Do When Kids Suffer a Head Injury
Kids, especially toddlers as they are learning to walk, often fall and hit their heads. It helps to know what to do if your child has a head injury.

Heelys - Staying Safe and Preventing Injuries
Heelys are thought to be safe by most parents since kids are usually not going very fast on their Heelys, but it is important to keep in mind that kids can get hurt while 'heeling' or using them in skate mode.

Staph Skin Infections and MRSA
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.

A Swollen Tongue Is a Classic Allergy Symptom
A swollen tongue sounds like a medical emergency, doesn't it? While a swollen tongue can be a serious symptom, it is important to consider what other symptoms your child has and other things that can cause a child's tongue to become swollen.

When to Start Swim Lessons for Kids
When can I start swim lessons? Learn how to teach your child to enjoy the water and become safe around the water, including a review of the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

What if Your Baby Is Spitting Up Formula?
Learn how to tell if an infant who is spitting-up a lot may be

Pumping and Storing Breast Milk
Review how to pump or express milk and how long you can store breast milk in a freezer or refrigerator.

Health Trends in Children: From Autism to Zika
From autism and the zika virus to trends in infant mortality and life expectancy rates, are our kids really getting healthier?

First Aid for Cat Bites and the Risk of Rabies
Your preschooler is bitten by a stray cat in the neighborhood this afternoon. What should you do? Could he get rabies from a cat bite? Does he need antibiotics?

Don't Skip Your Baby's Vitamin K Shot
A vitamin K shot is a safe way to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding in newborn babies. There is no good reason to skip it.

Are Homemade Baby Formula Recipes Safe?
Breastmilk or an iron-fortified formula is best for your baby's first year. See why you should avoid making homemade baby formula based on goat milk.

Over-The-Counter Medicines for Kids
An over-the-counter medicine, whether for an itchy rash or occasional stomachache, can be useful to treat mild symptoms your kids may have. Learn what over-the-counter medicines are available for kids.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus
Although children are thought to be at low risk from the West Nile Virus, it is important to know the symptoms if your child gets sick and has recently had a mosquito bite.

Can You Get Mono Twice?
Although technically you should get infectious mononucleosis, or mono, only once in your life, there are some scenarios where someone could get diagnosed with it again.

Umbilical Hernia Treatment and Repair
Learn about the symptoms and treatments for babies with an umbilical hernia.

Exercise Recommendations for Kids
Review the latest recommendations for kids' physical activity and exercise and how to help get your kids active to help reduce their risk for childhood obesity, build strong bones and muscles.



Tylenol Dosage Calculator for Infants and Children
Do you know how much Tylenol or acetaminophen to give your infant or older child when he has pain or a fever?

Gas and Gas Pain Symptoms in Children
Gas is normal, especially in newborns and infants. Review common causes and treatments for excessive gas and gas pain.







Pictures of Head Lice
View head lice pictures and photos of nits so that you can identify live lice on your child's hair and know when to treat your kids for head lice infestations.





Treating and Preventing Night Terrors
Night terrors are common in younger children, who may 'wake' up screaming and crying and are inconsolable as you try to comfort them. Learn about treating and preventing night terrors and how to distinguish them from nightmares.

Interviewing Pediatricians
Although you can typically narrow down your choice of pediatricians by figuring out who is on your insurance plan and in your area, who is accepting new patients, and getting some recommendations from friends and family, the best way to find a good pediatrician is to actually set up an appointment and meet with a few. Page 2.

What to Do if ADHD Medication Is Not Working
Review what to do if your child's ADHD medications, like Adderall, Concerta, or Strattera, isn't working to control his hyperactivity.

Both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Can Have Autism
Since some people still push the false idea that vaccines cause autism, they are often surprised to read about unvaccinated children with autism.

Becoming a Pediatrician - The Facts
The top ten reasons why students should go to medical school and become a Pediatrician.

Anti-Itch Creams and Remedies for Children
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.

Diarrhea in Young Children: Pedialyte & Other Treatments
How should you treat diarrhea in your infant or young child? Is it necessary to stop milk, formula, or restrict foods in any way?

Reasons for a Baby to Drink Less Formula
Review what might cause a baby to start drinking less baby formula.

Tips on Gaining Weight - Supplements and More
Eating more energy-dense foods that are loaded with calories can help your child gain weight; just make sure that they are also nutrient-dense, so that they are healthy too.

International Measles Outbreaks
Although measles isn't endemic in the United States, we still see measles outbreaks after measles exposures from foreign travel, especially among clusters of children with vaccine exemptions.

Prednisone and Other Steroids for Kids
Learn more about prednisone, an adrenocortical steroid that is commonly used to treat children with asthma attacks, allergic reactions, poison ivy, and other conditions.

Some Useful Insights Into Finger Feeding
Finger feeding is more similar to breastfeeding than bottle feeding and has different purposes. Here we look at the specifics of finger feeding.

What to Know About Pinworms
Pinworms can cause rectal itching, but can be easily treated with pyrantel pamoate, an over-the-counter medication.

Your Baby Week Sixteen
Review common issues that may come up during week sixteen with your baby, including breast milk supply problems, roseola, making sure your baby's crib is safe, safe traveling, reporting vaccine side effects, and dealing with unwanted advice.

Reporting Vaccine Reactions
While very helpful, unfortunately, vaccines can sometimes cause side effects. Learn how to report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System if your baby does have a moderate or severe reaction to any of the vaccines that he gets.

Unwanted Advice - Unwanted Parenting Advice
Even as new parents get some confidence in their abilities as their baby gets older, they sometimes have to learn how to deal with unwanted advice from family members, friends, and even strangers.

Childhood Infections - Roseola
Getting a child diagnosed with roseola can be confusing for parents, since it is usually not until a child is getting better that the symptoms become clear and a diagnosis can be made.

Health Alert - Foods to Avoid
Review which foods you should avoid giving your baby during her first year, including honey, egg whites, goat's milk, and certain fresh vegetables if you are making homemade baby food.

Crib Safety
Before you move your baby to her crib, you want to make sure that it is safe. Common crib safety tips include making sure your crib is assembled correctly, that it hasn't been recalled, and that it meets current safety standards.

Your Four Year Old - What You Need to Know
You Four Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 4 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, potty training, and other preschool topics.

Preschool Growth and Development - Your Four Year Old Child
Information about your preschooler's growth and development at 4 years. Page 2.

Safety and your Four Year Old
Learn about safety to protect your preschooler. Page 3.

Common Preschool Problems at Four Years
Learn about common problems that may affect your four year old child, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma and allergies. Page 4.

Taking Your Four Year Old to the Doctor
What to expect at your well child visit to your Pediatrician at four years. Page 5.

How to Calculate Your Child's BMI
Your child's body mass index (BMI) is an important tool that can determine if your child is overweight, underweight, or at a healthy weight.

Teen Issues and Challenges - Drug Use, Mental Health
Today's teens face familiar and new problems, including drug abuse, mental health problems, cyber-bullying, obesity, and newer health threats.

Your Five Year Old - What You Need to Know
What you need to know to take care of your 5 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, and more.

Health Alert - Antibiotic Overuse
When your baby has a virus, an antibiotic won't help him get better any faster, won't make him less contagious, and usually won't keep it from getting worse.

Baby Product Safety - Rainforest Jumperoo
Learn how to use a baby jumper safely, which can provide some fun for your baby who is likely getting tired of laying around all of the time.

Week Twelve Care Tips - Diarrhea
Since diarrhea is such a common symptom, it is a good idea to understand the recommended treatments for infants with diarrhea, so that you are prepared if your baby gets sick.

Week Twelve Q&A - Moving to the Nursery
Review when you can move your baby to a crib in her own, separate nursery.

Your Baby Week 12 - Babies with Crossed Eyes
In their first few months, babies don't focus well, which can cause their eyes to sometimes cross. This should stop by the time they are three or four months old though, when their eyes shouldn't cross anymore. Page 3.

Drugs and Breastfeeding
Even though most medications are safe to take while breastfeeding, taking a medication is sometimes a reason that breastfeeding moms use for why they stop breastfeeding. Review how you can learn which drugs are safe to take while you are breastfeeding your baby.

Week Six Medical Issues
Common medical issues that can often begin when a baby is around six weeks old include diaper rashes and eczema. Learn how to recognize and treat these common conditions.

Week Six Q&A - Sun Safety
Learn how you can protect your kids from the sun, including when you can start using sunscreen and other ways to keep your kids safe from the sun.

Starting Baby Cereal - Your Baby Week Six
Review why you shouldn't rush to start your six week old baby on cereal and when would be a more appropriate time to start baby cereal. Page 3.

Although often blamed on digestive problems or formula allergies, colic is likely a normal developmental stage that some newborns go though. Review some facts about colic to see if it may be why your baby is crying so much.

Week Three Medical Issues
Common medical issues to watch for in your baby's third week include fever, umbilical cord problems, a blocked tear duct, and breastmilk jaundice.

Fussy Babies
Parents, even first time parents, expect their new babies to cry sometimes. Review why your baby might be crying and whether or not he is crying too much.

Week Seven Q&A - Gassy Foods
Review whether or not you need to watch what you eat when you are breastfeeding, including so-called gassy foods.

Plagiocephaly and Flat Heads
Laying in one position for too long can exert a lot of force on a baby's head and cause the head to become misshapen, which is called positional plagiocephaly. Learn to recognize and prevent this common condition.

When to Call Your Pediatrician
Learn when you should call your pediatrician for serious symptoms, like a high fever, persistent vomiting, fussiness, bloody diarrhea, etc.

Get more information about the vaccines your baby is about to get at her two month well child checkup.

Week Seven Developmental Milestones
Although it may have seemed like your newborn baby didn't do very much developmentally, a lot begins to happen by the end of the second month. She's able to focus on objects and lift her head.

Tummy Time
Tummy time is the practice of putting your baby on her tummy for short periods of time while she is awake. This can help with your baby's development and prevent flat head (plagiocephaly).

Your Baby Week Nineteen: Infant Q&A - SIDS and Rolling Over
One big issue with rolling over is that your baby may not longer be sleeping on her back as she sleeps. Learn what to do if your baby is rolling over on to her stomach when she sleeps and you are worried about SIDS. Page 4.

Your Baby Week 19 - Ear Pulling vs. Ear Infections
Review why ear pulling or tugging on her ear might be normal for babies and isn't always a sign of an ear infection, especially when your baby doesn't have other ear infection symptoms. Page 6.

Getting a Second Opinion
Learn how and when you should get a second opinion about your baby when she is sick, including when she needs to see a pediatric specialist.

Your Baby Week Seventeen
Learn more about your seventeen-week-old baby, including developmental milestones to watch for, treating cradle cap, infant medication dosages, baby discipline, plus learn when you can expect your baby's soft spot to close and read a health alert about kids and pets.

Baby Discipline
It is never too soon to start thinking about how you will discipline your child as he gets older and you might even consider what discipline strategies you will use now, before you need them.

Your Baby Week Four
Review how to care for your four-week-old baby, including coping with colic, gas and gas pain, spitting up, and other medical issues. Plus advice on breastfeeding, how much your baby should be eating, and why it isn't a good idea to take your baby out in public.

Your Baby's Eating Habits
Learn how you can know if your baby is getting enough to eat, whether she is breastfeeding or drinking formula, including that she is gaining weight well and is having regular wet and soiled diapers.

Week Four Q&A
Review why you don't have to give your newborn baby any

Week Four Medical Issues - Colic
Although colic often begins when a baby is three weeks old, it sometimes doesn't start until they are four to six weeks old, so you may not be out of the woods yet. Review how to cope with the common symptoms of colic.

Baby Potty Training
Also called 'elimination communication,' baby potty training is the technique of training your baby to use the potty much earlier than the traditional age of two to three years that kids in diapers often end up learning being potty trained.

Health Alert - Preventing Food Allergies
Learn how you can try to prevent your high risk child from developing food allergies, including allergies to peanuts, milk, eggs, tree nuts, and fish.

Infant Q&A - Sweating Too Much
My baby seems to sweat a lot. When he wakes up in the morning, his hair is wet and his back is often sweaty when I am breastfeeding him. He seems fine otherwise and doesn't seem hot. Is it normal to sweat so much?

Health Alert - Optional Vaccines and Alternative Immunization Schedules
Review why unvaccinated children and those who are not fully vaccinated also pose a risk to infants who have not yet completed their first series of immunizations and those children who have immune system disorders.

Winter Coats and Car Seats
During the winter, when many kids wear extra clothing, including sweaters and heavy winter coats, these extra layers can pose another 'hidden hazard' as you try to use your child's car seat correctly.

Whole Grains - Whole Wheat Bread and Whole Grain Cereals
According to the MyPlate guidelines, at least half of the grains that kids eat each day should be whole grains, such as 100% whole wheat bread. Learn how to choose and encourage your kids to eat more whole grain foods, including brown rice, whole grain pasta and whole grain cereals.

Who is at Risk from Intentionally Unvaccinated Kids
Learn how anti-vax folks put many unprotected children at risk when they choose not to vaccinate their own kids.

Where Should Your Baby Sleep?
Ask the Pediatrician. A reader asks if it is okay to let her baby sleep in the car seat because she is having trouble getting her to sleep. Where should your baby sleep?

What Do I Do When My Kids Are Sick?
Learn what to do I do when your kids are sick with common childhood symptoms, like diarrhea, vomiting, fever, wheezing, coughing, pink eye or croup.

What are the Signs of Childhood Cancer?
A friend's child was recently diagnosed with leukemia and everytime my daughter gets sick, I worry that she has it too. What are the signs of cancer in children? What should I look for?

Water for Babies and How Advice Changes Over Time
Review why babies don't need to drink extra water and how advice can change from when someone took care of their daughter to now taking care of their granddaughter.

Normal Newborn Weight Gain - Expert Q & A
Learn how much weight a newborn should gain during the first two weeks of life to discover whether or not your baby is progressing normally.

Medical Exemptions for Vaccines
Review the contraindications and precautions for vaccines to see if your child should skip or delay any vaccines and if he needs a medical exemption. Page 3.

Vaccine Risks and Your Family Medical History
How can your child's family medical history help you figure out if your child is at risk for side effects from vaccines? Page 2.

Why Most Vaccine Injury Stories Aren't True
Most vaccine injury stories aren't what you think they are. We know that vaccines don't cause autism, allergies, and SIDS, and other diseases!

Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms for Vaccines
Immunization records can sometimes be hard to figure out if you don't understand the common abbreviations that are now used in place of vaccine names.

Vaccine Laws and Medical Exemptions to Vaccines
Stronger vaccine laws in some states could mean that the only parents opting out of vaccines are those whose kids have true medical exemptions. Not surprisingly, there are actually few medical reasons not to get vaccinated.

Non-Evidence Based Treatments in Pediatrics
Non-evidenced based treatments haven't been proven to work, but from recommending sunlight to treat babies with jaundice to changing their formula every time a baby cries too much, some pediatricians get caught in the same trap as parents who just want to try something to see if it might help.

Understanding Childhood Medications
What do you need to know about childhood pain, fever, cough, and cold medicines in order to use them safely with your children and avoid errors?

5 Myths and Misconceptions on Breastfeeding Dispelled
There are many myths about breastfeeding floating around in the world. Many of these myths are incorrect. Here we debunk 5 common misconceptions.

Tylenol vs. Motrin - Which is Better for Children?
What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?

Switching to a Toddler Bed
Review when you should switch your toddler out of their crib and into a toddler bed.

Moisturizers for Eczema Treatment
Moisturizers are one of the more popular and most effective treatments for eczema, both to prevent and treat existing eczema flares.

Treatments for Children with Vitamin D Deficiency
Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat vitamin D deficiency, which has become more confusing as pushing vitamin D supplements has become one of the latest nutrition fads.

Choosing Safe Toys
Learn more about toy safety and choosing safe toys for your kids.

Measles Season in the Post-Elimination Era
When is measles season? Like cold and flu season, measles cases and outbreaks do seem to peak at a specific time of year.

Toddlers, Naps and Sleep
Learn more about toddler sleep issues, including how long they should sleep at night and during daytime naps.

Toddler's Diarrhea - Causes and Treatments
Diarrhea in toddlers can have many possible causes, including drinking too much fruit juice, being lactose intolerant, and having an infection.

Why Picky Eating in Toddlers Leads to a Poor Diet
Many toddlers lack a well-balanced diet because they don't eat three meals a day. Review what toddlers should be eating, even if they're picky eaters.

The Tooth Fairy and Losing a First Baby Tooth
My son is six years old and hasn't lost his first tooth yet. He is anxious for the tooth fairy to come and we are both wondering what the going rate now is for a first baby tooth. Will he lose a tooth soon?

Kids Sleep and Daylight Saving Time
Help your children adjust their sleep schedule during the start and end of daylight saving time.

The Politics of Vaccines and Vaccine Refusal
Review how politicians and political pundits can influence vaccine rates, anti-vaccine ideas, and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Flavored Water for Kids
Review whether or not you should allow your kids to drink flavored water, such as Propel Fitness Water.

Low-Carb Diet in Children - Safety and Role in Obesity
Are low carb diets such as the Atkins diet and the south beach diet safe for kids and could they help with the growing problem of childhood obesity?

Restless Legs Syndrome in Kids - Q&A With a Pediatrician
Though restless legs syndrome is typically associated with adults, kids can develop the condition, too. A pediatrician shares the common symptoms.

Bedtime Routines Dos and Don'ts
A good bedtime routine can be the difference between good sleep habits and a lot of sleepless nights. Learn some dos and don'ts of a good bedtime routine for your kids.

Juvenile Arthritis
Learn how to tell if your child's aches and pains might be caused by juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Kids Height Predictors
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. Can you predict if they will be short, tall, or average? Surprisingly, your pediatrician can probably tell you.




The Evolution of the Food Pyramid
Learn how to use the latest USDA food guidelines to help you make healthier choices as you plan your family's diet.

Does My Child Have a Cold or Allergies?
Allergies and colds have similar symptoms. Learn how to tell the difference so your child can receive the correct treatment the next time they appear.

Infant Vision Q&A: What Affects Normal Tear Production?
Wondering when newborn infants should start crying real tears? Learn about normal development and some common eye problems with baby tears production.

Teething and Your Child (Symptoms, Treatment)
Your baby may be teething when they begin drooling and putting their fingers in their mouth. Learn about more classic teething symptoms and what you should do if you think your baby is teething.

Infant Obesity and Healthy Eating Habits
Review healthy eating habits for infants and how to tell if a baby is gaining weight too fast and is overweight.

Tamiflu Antiviral Medication: Basic Facts and Uses
Tamiflu is a prescription antiviral medication that can be used both to treat and prevent influenza infections (the flu) in children and adults.

Synagis for RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Prevention
Learn about children who are at high risk of RSV infections during the winter season and when and where they should get Synergis shots.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea in Children
What are the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in children, and when should you worry about snoring, sleeping, and behavior?

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy in Children
Some forms of muscular dystrophy (MD) appear in infancy or early childhood while others don't appear until middle age or later. Learn what to look for.

Symptoms of Growing Pains in Kids
Understand the symptoms of growing pains and other causes of leg pain in young children, so you know how to help your kid feel better fast.

Survival Swimming Lessons for Infants
Learning survival swimming skills by taking an infant aquatic or infant swimming resource provider class can be a good part of a layers of protection plan to keep your kids safe around the water.

The Difference Between Suntan Lotion and Sunscreen
Learn the differences between suntan lotion and sunscreen and if you should ever use suntan lotion on your kids.

Summertime Infections
There are many infections that are common in the late spring and summer, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and enteroviral infections. All can affect children.

Styes and Eyelid Bumps - Causes and Treatments
A pediatrician explains what to do if you notice a pimple-like bump on your child's eyelid. It's most likely either a stye or a chalazion.

Strabismus and Developmental Delays
Review what could cause developmental delays in a child who also has strabismus.