Pediatrics Sitemap - Page 6 2015-11-30
Breastfeeding and Flu Shots
Can I get a flu shot if I am breastfeeding?
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.
Booster Seats and Harness Straps
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 or booster seat with harness straps?
Kids and Flavored Water
Review whether or not you should allow your kids to drink flavored water, such as Propel Fitness Water.
Reducing Your Child's Fever
Review how to lower your child's temperature when they have a fever, especially when they won't take medicine, such as Tylenol or Motrin.
Scaly Scalp Rash
Review what might cause a school aged child to have a white scaly rash on his scalp.
Shakes and Seizures
Review what might cause a child to have the 'shakes,' including different types of seizures.
Bathing and Showering Together
Review when parents and children should stop bathing or showering together.
Toddlers, Naps and Sleep
Learn more about toddler sleep issues, including how long they should sleep at night and during daytime naps.
Soy Baby Formula and Phytoestrogens
Review when a baby should and should not be given a soy based formula.
Noxzema and Eczema
Review whether or not Noxzema would be a good moisturizer for children with eczema and which other moisturizers might make better choices.
Review what might cause a baby to have periods of fast breathing and 'little shocks' when he is sleeping.
Soda and Chocolate Milk for Infants
Review whether you should give an infant diet soda or chocolate flavored milk.
Learn whether a baby might be going through a growth spurt if he wants to eat more frequently.
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.
Toddler Bedtime Routines and Rituals
Review good and bad toddler bedtime routines and rituals.
Plaquenil and Breastfeeding
Review whether it is safe to take plaquenil for systemic rheumatoid arthritis while breastfeeding.
Boys and Eating Disorders
Review how to recognize and a possible eating disorder in a teenage boy who is a health nut and can't get skinny enough.
Adderall on the Weekends and 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.
Infrequent Voiding and Possible Symptoms of Dehydration
Review the problem of a toddler who is only having one wet diaper each day and possible causes, including a voiding dysfunction, potty training problems, and constipation.
Are Vaccines Made In China?
I am concerned about all of the reports of problems with toys, pet food, and other products that are made in China. Are vaccines made in China?
How Fast Does Adderral XR Work?
Review how quickly you might seen an improvement after a child with ADHD starts taking Adderall XR.
Losing the First Baby Teeth
A discussion of a child who has lost her first baby tooth.
Sleeping With The Lights On
Review why a child might not sleep well if she sleeps with a bright light on that may inhibit the production of melatonin.
Problems Supplementing With Baby Formula
Review the symptoms of a food allergy in a breastfeeding infant that is being supplemented with baby formula.
Gross Toddler Behaviors
How to stop and discourage gross and disturbing toddler behaviors.
Professional Help for Potty Training Problems
Question of the Week. What do you consider to be professional help when it comes to potty training?
Potty Training Resistance
Review what you should do when your child is resistant to potty training.
ADHD in Preschool Age Children
Review whether or not a preschool age child who has a short attention span and is hyperactive has ADHD or if these are just normal behaviors at this age.
Radiation in Cancer Treatment
Expert Q&A. Can a child who lives in a house with a patient that is recieving radiation for lung cancer be affected in anyway, and if so, how could it harm him?
Repeating Vaccines and Missed Vaccines
Review what you should do if your child has missed a vaccine or if you lose her immunization record.
Review what may cause a baby to have rib fractures, including birth trauma, child abuse, rickets, osteogenesis imperfecta, and accidental injuries.
Naps and Sleep
Review how long your kids should sleep each day and how to encourage them to take naps during the day.
Overweight Toddlers and Obesity
Review the risk factors for obesity in a toddler and whether or not a tall toddler is really overweight.
Pica - Question of the Week
Learn more about pica, an eating disorder in which children eat non-food substances, like rocks, paper, and cardboard.
Infants and Self Induced Vomiting
A discussion of an infant who makes herself gag and vomit and what you can do to help her stop or at least not reinforce it to continue.
An intussusception is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in younger children, causing colicky pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. Review the symptoms and treatments for intussusception.
Bad Habits and Fidgeting At School
Learn what to do about bad habits that children may have, such as fidgeting at school, biting their nails, or twirling their hair.
A Child Refusing To Eat And Drink
Review what might cause a child to refuse to eat and drink and lose weight.
Grunting, Sighing, and Asthma
Review what might cause a child to have a grunting pattern of breathing, including asthma, other lung problem, or inhaling a foreign object, like a peanut.
Choosing A Doctor
What are the benefits of seeing a Pediatrician instead of a General Practitioner or 'family' doctor?
Cold Induced Urticaria
Review what might cause someone to have a rash and facial swelling after going out into the cold.
Congestion Triggered by Changes in the Weather
Review why a child may have congestion that is triggered by changes in the weather and if it might be caused by allergies, asthma, or just a cold virus.
Review possible causes of a chronic cough in a toddler, including infections, allergies, asthma, and reflux.
Developmental Delays and Early Childhood Intervention
Learn what to do when you are concerned about your child's development or if you think that they have a developmental delay.
Strabismus and Developmental Delays
Review what could cause developmental delays in a child who also has strabismus.
Can You Catch Diabetes?
Learn whether or not you can catch diabetes.
Read about what might be causing a white bump on an infant's gums.
ADHD Medications - Question of the Week
A discussion of the medications that can be used to treat children with ADHD, including stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall, Strattera, and second line medications, including antidepressants, clonidine, and guanfacine.
Baby Gender Prediction
Learn how you can predict the gender of your baby and tell if you are having a boy or girl.
My daughter is 4ft and she is 8 years old and 4 mon and she weighs 69lbs. Is she overweight and should I be doing something about it if she is?
Carotenemia and Yellow Colored Skin
Review why an infant's skin might be yellow, such as by eating too many fruits and vegetables that are high in carotene.
Skipping a Dose of Adderall
Question of the Week. Is it okay for my child to miss any dose of adderall?
Top 6 Toddler Parenting Issues and Tips
Review these common toddler parenting issues, including picky eaters, safety, temper tantrums, speech delays, and potty training.
Teens and Cigarette Smoking - Do Your Kids Smoke?
Almost 1 in 5 teens smoke cigarettes. Although that is a decline from previous years, more needs to be done to decrease the number of teen smokers even more. Does your teen smoke?
Avoiding and Treating Sunburn
Learn what you can do to avoid and treat sunburns in your children, including limiting sun exposure and using sunscreen.
Swine Flu Treatments - Kids and Swine Flu
Learn about swine flu treatments, including Tamiflu and Relenza, including new dosing guidelines of Tamiflu for infants.
Genital Herpes Prevention and Treatment
Review the symptoms of a genital herpes outbreak and how you can get genital herpes.
Genital Herpes Diagnosis and Treatment
Review how genital herpes is diagnosed and treated and how you can prevent future outbreaks. Page 2.
Genital Herpes Prevention and Problems
Learn about the problems that a genital herpes infection can cause and how you can protect yourself during an outbreak. Page 3.
Syphilis Prevention and Treatment
Review how syphilis is transmitted and the symptoms and stages of syphilis.
Learn how syphilis is diagnosed and treated, its complications and effects on pregnant women, and hot it can be prevented. Page 2.
STD Statistics - Teen STD Statistics
Parents don't often think of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a pediatric problem. If you review the latest STD statistics, you will see that STDs are a fairly common among teens and why many experts still consider STDs to be a 'hidden epidemic' in our communities.
STD Testing - Tests for STDs
STDs are common among teens and young adults. That makes it important for pediatricians, parents, and teens to think about testing for STDs when teens have symptoms and regular screening if they are sexually active.
Kids and Bedtime Routines
Whether you have an infant, toddler, kindergartner, or preteen, a good bedtime routine can be the difference between good sleep habits and a lot of sleepless nights. Learn some do's and don'ts of a good bedtime routine for your kids.
Kids and Sleep Deprivation
If your child has frequent health and/or emotional problems, consider that a lack of sleep may be all or at least part of the problem.
Healthy Sleep Habits for Special Needs Kids
Review tips to help your special needs child with autism, ADHD, or depression, etc., get a good night's sleep.
Baby Sleep Schedules
Review the changes in baby sleep schedules from newborns to older infants so that you know what to expect and when your baby should be sleeping through the night.
Ferber Method Experiences - I Solved My Child's Sleep Problems
Review one parents very good experiences with the Ferber Method after his toddler developed sleep problems she picked up after a family vacation and refusal to return to her toddler bed.
What Is Primary Immune Deficiency?
Review what a primary immune deficiency is and what type of doctors can test for it.
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
LAD is a rare PI disease, found in one out of every million people. This disease causes recurrent, life-threatening infections. Phagocytes cannot find their way to the site of infection to fight off invading germs.
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency
LAD is a rare PI disease, found in one out of every million people. This disease causes recurrent, life-threatening infections. Phagocytes cannot find their way to the site of infection to fight off invading germs. Page 2.
Bunk Bed Safety
Learn how to keep your kids safe when they are sleeping in a bunk bed.
Understanding what is expected of a child entering kindergarten can help you prepare your child for school and make sure he is ready. 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.
Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications.
Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications. Page 2.
Hyper-IgE (HIE) Syndrome
This rare condition is also called Job syndrome. Health care experts have reported only 200 cases of HIE. People with HIE have very high levels of the IgE antibody. HIE causes recurring bacterial infections and other complications. Page 3.
Interferon-Gamma Receptor (IFNGR) Deficiency
This very rare inherited disorder causes individuals to be more susceptible to mycobacteria that cause tuberculosis, as well as other types of mycobacteria, and infections caused by salmonella bacteria.
Selective IgA Deficiency
People with this deficiency lack immunoglobulin A (IgA), a type of antibody that protects against infections of the mucous membranes lining the mouth, airways, and digestive tract.
Potty Training Mistakes
Potty training usually isn't always easy, but some parents make it a little more difficult than it needs to be by making some all too common mistakes, especially starting the whole potty training process before their child is ready.
Infant Well Child Checklist
Our infant well child visit checklist makes it easy to record all of your questions and concerns and bring it to your visit with your pediatrician, whether it is the two week or two, four, six, nine, or twelve month checkup. It also includes a handy spot to record your child's height and weight and any vaccines he was given.
Low Fat Foods
As you learn to avoid high-fat foods for all other children, it is just as important to learn to choose low-fat foods as part of your family's healthy diet. In addition to food labeled fat free and low fat, healthy low-fat foods include most fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating Plan for Kids
A healthy eating plan that you can use to help your kids reach the food pyramid goals and recommendations for eating fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and drinking milk.
Soda and Drink Guidelines
Healthy drink choices for your family, which you can also start at home to set a good example, might include drinking low fat milk, water, limited amounts of 100% fruit juice, and avoiding soda, fruit drinks, and other high sugar, high calorie drinks.
Most parents understand that vegetables should be an important part of their child's diet because vegetables are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Unfortunately, many parents have a very hard time getting their kids to eat few if any vegetables on a regular basis. Learn how many vegetables your children should be eating each day and how to encourage your kids to eat their veggies.
High Calorie Foods
Review this list of high calorie foods to avoid, especially if your kids are overweight, and some you might want to encourage your kids to eat if they are poor eaters and underweight and you are trying to boost their calories.
Restaurants - Eating Healthy for Kids
As hard a time as some parents have getting their kids to eat healthy at home, it can seem almost impossible when you take them out to eat, especially if they usually choose foods from the kids' menu. Learn how to help your kids eat healthy when eating out at restaurants.
Vitamin E - Sources of Vitamin E
Although parents don't think about it much, vitamin E is an important vitamin that kids need. Learn how to make sure your kids are getting enough vitamin E from the foods they are eating, including nuts, vegetable oils, leafy greens, and fortified cereal.
Printable Food Diary
A food diary can be a great way to keep track of the calories your kids are eating, especially if they are overweight, and to make sure that they are getting enough fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, etc., from all of the different food groups.
The food pyramid has long encouraged kids to eat foods from each of the food groups each day, but that only works if you and your kids understand what the food groups actually are. Learn about the five food groups, what nutrients your child can get from each, and what the MyPlate campaign says about food groups.
Groceries - Healthy Family Grocery Lists
As you learn about healthy food and avoiding junk food, you can really put those lessons to work at the grocery store when you buy groceries. Learn how to make a healthy grocery list for your family and which groceries you might want to keep out of your shopping cart.
Food Portion Sizes
Parents often have a lot of time figuring out how much to feed their children, whether it is a toddler who doesn't seem to be eating enough, or an older child who is already overweight and is eating too much. Understanding the normal portion sizes, which depend on your child's age, can help to make sure your child is getting the right amount to eat.
Review why you might have a crying baby, why babies cry, when crying is too much, and how you can calm your crying baby.
Bathing Your Baby
Review how to prepare your baby's bath and bathe your baby.
In addition to their three regular meals, kids often get quite a few calories from the snacks they eat throughout the day. Make sure your kids are eating healthy snacks, including low-fat, low-calorie foods such as fresh fruits and raw vegetables.
Warning Signs of Teen Mental Health Problems
Review the warning signs of teen mental health problems, such as being angry, losing interest in things, having dropping grades, or avoids friends and family members.
Learn about the classic symptoms of mono, which can include a severe sore throat, high fever, enlarged lymph glands and fatigue.
Hurricane Katrina Babies and Children
Learn more about the smallest victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the babies and children of Katrina, including how you can get help for your family and how to locate kids still missing since the hurricane.
Review the three main styles of parenting, including parents who are authoritarian, permissive, or authoritative.
Baby Talk - Talking To Your Baby
Review these tips for talking to your baby.
Vaccines - Facts About Vaccines
Understanding vaccine facts and avoiding vaccine misinformation can help to make sure your kids are fully vaccinated and safe from vaccine-preventable infections and outbreaks.
Pet Food - 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.
Elevator and Escalator Hazards
While elevators and escalators are safe, reports of injuries likely suggest that while you may not have to think twice and use the stairs, you should at least think about your child's safety before letting ride on an elevator or escalator.
HPV Vaccine for School Girls
Gardasil is an HPV vaccine that has been approved by the FDA to prevent cervical cancer in girls between the ages of 9 and 26 years of age. In fact, some states may begin requiring that all school girls receive the HPV vaccine.
Vaccines have always been a bit controversial, but Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that protects girls against four types of HPV, or human papillomavirus, including the two types that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts, has been especially controversial.
The Food Pyramid and Child Nutrition
Learn how to use the food pyramid to help you make healthier choices as you plan your family's diet.
Food Pyramid - Using the Food Pyramid with Children
Review how to use MyPlate to make healthy choices for your child's nutrition, including a plate with lots of fruits and vegetables.
Head Lice Controversy
Review the controversy of the doctor whose expensive head lice treatment he promoted was actually found to be Cetaphil cleanser.
Chemicals in your Child's Environment
Learn about the hazardous chemicals in your child's environment that you should avoid, like mercury in fish, VOCs in paint, and radon, and other things that you may be confused about, including your child's from things like BPA and phthalates in the plastic products they use.
Learn about the hazardous chemicals in your child's environment that you should avoid, like mercury in fish, VOCs in paint, and radon, and other things that you may be confused about, including your child's from things like BPA and phthalates in the plastic products they use. Page 2.
Second Flu Shots - 2011 Flu Shots
Many parents are getting used to the idea that kids sometimes need two flu shots. Trying to figure out who needs a second flu shot can still be a little confusing, as some kids who didn't get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine last year, will need a second dose of this year's seasonal 2010 flu shot.
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.
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.
Youth Sports Restrictions
Although we encourage most kids to be active and play sports as part of a healthy lifestyle and to avoid childhood obesity, there are some sports that children with certain medical conditions should avoid. These medical conditions include children who have atlantoaxial instability (down syndrome), bleeding disorders, hypertension, congenital heart disease, enlarged spleen, poorly controlled seizures, etc.
Pitching and Pitching Machines
Learn about pitch counts and how to keep your younger child safe while pitching as a little league baseball player so that he doesn't suffer from arm pain and elbow injuries at a young age.
A Behavior Makeover for Back Talk
Get a behavior makeover for your child's back talk and stop the sass and fresh lip.
Parents often get frustrated over dealing with minor discipline problems, such as a younger school age child who talks back sometimes, doesn't do his chores on time, or whines too often. Review some discipline tips and discipline methods, including when and how to seek help.
Ear Infection Symptoms
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.
Choosing a Pediatrician
When choosing a pediatrician, you should likely avoid these extremes, make sure you 'like' your new doctor, and see if you agree on important parenting topics, such as breastfeeding, discipline, and not overusing antibiotics, etc.
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.
New Medications for Kids
Learn about new medications, including Tylenol Meltaways and Triaminic Thin Strips, which should make it easier to get your kids to take medicine when they are sick.
Traveling and Medicines for your Kids
Traveling with kids can be hard enough, but traveling with a sick child can be especially difficult. Review some tips for safe and healthy traveling for kids, including how to get your child's medications and medical supplies through airport security.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in children, causing vomiting, diarrhea, fever. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of rotavirus infections.
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. Learn about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of crypto infections.
Second Cases of Chicken Pox
Review whether or not you can get chicken pox more than once or if a chicken pox infection gives you lifelong immunity.
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Learn about the possible physical, psychological, and behavioral consequences of child abuse.
Breastfeeding books can be helpful, and a picture may be worth a thousand words, but watching someone breastfeed, even if it is on a breastfeeding video, can be invaluable when you are trying to learn to breastfeed your baby.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections.
Fluconazole To Treat Candida Albicans Infections
Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent which can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans infections. Page 2.
Using Math as a Pediatrician
Review how math is important in many day to day activities of the average Pediatrician.
Premed Course Requirements
Review what premed classes you should take in college if you want to go to medical school.
Tips on Baby Formula and Bottle Feeding
Review tips on preparting formula and feeding your baby with a bottle.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz - Baby Shower Game
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use.
Celebrity Baby Names Quiz Answers
Celebrity baby name matching games and quizzes are always popular and fun. You can have your guests take this baby names quiz online, or print out the quiz for all to use. Page 2.
Hard to Control Asthma
Learn about common treatments for children with hard to control asthma symptoms, including the use of inhaled steroids, which are sometimes combined with other medications.
Peak Flows and Asthma
Peak flows are a good way to monitor how well your child's asthma is doing, and they may be a part of your child's asthma action plan. Using a peak flow meter (a small, portable device that your child blows in as hard as he can), you can measure his lung function.
Methylin - Oral Solution and Chewable Ritalin
Ritalin is now available to treat ADHD in a chewable tablet and oral solution, which may make it easier to get your child with ADHD to take his medicine.
Humidifiers and Allergies
Remember that dust mites and mold like high humidity levels, so a humidifier will likely increase their levels and make your child's symptoms worse.
Misconceptions In Pediatrics
Review some common misconceptions in Pediatrics and parenting, which can result in your treating your child inappropriately when they are sick, including recognizing when your child is lethargic, treating diarrhea, choosing appropriate cough medicines, and understanding fever phobia.
The Importance of Free Play
If you are simply running from lesson to lesson and your kids are overscheduled with activities, consider cutting back a little and adding in some free play.
Alternative Allergy Medicines
Review what you can do when you are having a hard time getting your child's allergy symptoms under control.
Dog Allergies - Hypoallergenic Dogs
When kids ask for a dog, a lot of thought has to go into making sure your family and child is ready for a pet. Don't forget to consider your child's allergies and whether or not he has asthma though, in addition to if he is responsible enough to take of a pet.
Hard to Control Allergies
Some children have hard-to-control allergies, and suffer either with their allergy symptoms or try many different allergy medicines without relief. Learn how to get help to treat your child's allergies effectively.
Allergy Medicines and Allergy Shots
In addition to avoiding allergy triggers, treating hard-to-control allergies usually involves one or more allergy medicines and may include allergy shots. Page 2.
Controlling Indoor Allergies
Although some kids with allergies only have seasonal allergies, for example, having allergy symptoms when pollen, grass, or mold counts are high in the fall or spring, many others have year round allergies. Learn how to protect them from dust mites, mold, animal dander, and other indoor allergens inside your home.
Many of the difficult times as a parent revolve around childhood transitions, such as when your baby weans from the breast, moves from a crib to a bed, gives up his naps, and starts kindergarten, etc. Learning about and anticipating these childhood transitions can make parenting a little easier.
Ragweed Season and Fall Allergies
Get advice on dealing with allergy symptoms in the fall, which are often caused by ragweed.
Relief From Spring Allergies
Review what you can do to help treat your child's symptoms from spring allergies.
Elidel and Protopic Drug Warning
Elidel Cream (pimecrolimus) and Protopic Ointment (tacrolimus) are two popular prescription medications that are used to treat children with eczema. Read about the new drug warnings and label changes from the FDA about these medicines.
Review the warning label that should be present on balloon packages - CHOKING HAZARD â€“ Children under 8 yrs can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
Accidents - Accidents and Tragedies
Accidents are a leading cause of death for children. From car accidents to falls, these recent accident stories from the news are a good example of just how common childhood accidents can be and are a good reminder of how to prevent common accidents.
Since the minimum weight requirement for the Segway PT is 100 pounds, that is going to leave out most younger kids, who would likely love to ride. Learn how to help older kids ride a Segway PT safely.
Toy Safety - Choosing Safe Toys
Learn more about toy safety and choosing safe toys for your kids.
Best Places to Raise a Family
We often see reports on the best places to retire and the best places to work. But where is the best place to raise your family? Review some important factors to consider as you look for the best place to live and raise safe, happy, and healthy kids.
Best and Worst Places for Families
Review some of the characteristics of the best and worst places to raise a family, including levels of pollution, lead poisoning, graduation rates, teen pregnancy rates, and access to health care. Page 2.
Parents usually only use a few criteria when they choose baby clothes, including price, comfort, and style. They should add safety to the list to help get clothes that are flame resistant, don't have drawstrings, or any other decorative items that could be a choking hazard.
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.
Buying A New Car For Your Family
Review these safety features to look for if you are a parent looking to buy a new car that will keep your family safe.
Parental Controls - Parental Control for the Internet and Cell Phones
Unfortunately, many of the things your kids can do online and with their cell phones can lead to a lot of trouble if they aren't monitored. Learn how to set up parental controls for your internet connection and internet enabled cell phone.
Cell Phone Parental Controls
Before getting your kids a smart phone that allows texting or giving them access to the internet, be sure to set up parental controls and talk to them about some of the things that can get them in trouble, such as sexting, cyberbullies, and viewing inappropriate content. Page 2.
Baby Slings - All About Baby Slings and Sling Carriers
Babywearing is simply the practice of using a wrap or baby sling to carry your baby close to you, allowing you to keep your arms free. Although baby slings and sling carriers are fun and convenient to use, be sure you do so safely and avoid risks by reviewing the latest warnings and safety recommendations.
Pediatrician Recommended Products - Baby Products Doctors Recommend
In addition to being a pediatrician recommended brand, a number of products are even
Portion Control and Childhood Obesity
Learn how to prevent childhood obesity and help kids lose weight by learning more about portion control, including understanding the portion sizes your kids should be eating, learning about serving sizes, and by choosing healthy snacks that aren't oversized.
Counseling - Child and Family Counseling
Counseling, whether it is tried alone, or is combined with medication, is often an important part of treating most mental health problems.
Review the differences between sunblock and sunscreen to help you choose the best sun protection for your kids.
SPF - Maximizing Sunscreen SPF Protection
Learn everything you need to know about SPF or Sun Protection Factor and how to maximize the SPF protection of your child's sunscreen.
Heat Stroke Symptoms
Heat stroke is a serious condition; even if treated, many people with heat stroke will die. This makes it important to learn to avoid heat stroke and just as importantly, learn to recognize heat stroke symptoms.
Parents often think that they can easily recognize cold symptoms, which are typically mild, but may linger for a few weeks. Surprisingly, they often mistake common cold symptoms for allergies, sinus infections, or even the flu.
Although we usually think of motion sickness as something that happens when riding on a boat or getting seasick, children can get motion sickness in a car, bus, horse, airplane, rollercoaster, etc. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's motion sickness before your next family vacation.
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.
Toddler Car Seats - Car Seats for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Choosing a car seat for your baby is usually pretty easy, as there are only a few options. Infants have to sit in a rear-facing, infant-only car seat (with a carrier that sits on a base), or a rear-facing, convertible car seat. It can be more confusing for toddlers, though, as there are more options for toddler car seats.
Food Storage and Food Safety
Learn how to prevent food poisoning by practicing safe food storage, including knowing how to safely store food in the refrigerator and freezer so that it doesn't go bad.
Your Baby Week Nine
Review care tips and issues that may affect your nine week old baby, especially as you may be taking her out in public more. These issues can include avoiding infections, breastfeeding in public, flu shots, and using insect repellents safely. Also learn how to predict your baby's future height and whether it is better to let your baby have a pacifier or suck on her fingers or thumb.
Breastfeeding in Public
In addition to the fact that it bothers some people who are not supportive of breastfeeding, the other main issue about breastfeeding in public is that some breastfeeding mothers simply aren't comfortable doing it. Review how to get more comfortable about breastfeeding your baby in public, such as at a restaurant, the park, or a store. Page 2.
Kids Height Predictor
These height predictors can give you a pretty good idea of what your child's future height will be. Page 3.
Week Nine Q&A - Thumb vs. Pacifier
My baby keeps putting her fingers in her mouth and sucks on them. I try to take them out and put a pacifier in, but she seems to prefer her fingers. Which is better, her fingers or a pacifier? Page 4.
Week Nine Care Tip - Insect Repellents
As you take your baby out more as he gets older, insect bites can become a problem. Fortunately, it is indeed considered safe to use insect repellents on infants age two months and older to prevent bites from mosquitoes and other insects. Page 5.
Week Nine Safety Alert - Kids in Hot Cars
Review tips that may help reduce the risk that you might leave your baby alone in a hot car, which puts them at risk for heat stroke and death. Page 6.
Health Alert - Flu Shots
Review how a flu shot can protect your baby from getting the flu, even if she is too young to get a flu shot yet. Page 7.
Your Baby Week Seven
Learn about tummy time, baby vaccines, choosing a day care, plagiocephaly, safety, and your baby's development as she reaches seven weeks old.
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). Page 2.
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. Page 3.
Choosing a Day Care for Baby
Parents often need to look for child care by their baby's second month. Learn what to look for when choosing the right day care for your family. Page 4.
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. Page 5.
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. Page 6.
Week Seven Safety Alert - Burns
Review how to protect your baby from getting burned, including setting the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees and having a home fire escape plan. Page 7.
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. Page 8.
Get more information about the vaccines your baby is about to get at her two month well child checkup. Page 9.
Daily Tick Checks
A daily tick check can help you find and know to remove ticks before they can get your kids sick. Page 2.
Removing a Tick from your Child
Review what supplies you will need to remove a tick from your child. Page 3.
Grabbing the Tick
Learn how to grab a tick with tweezers when you are trying to remove it from your child. Page 4.
Pulling the Tick Out of your Child's Skin
Learn how to use your tweezers to pull out a tick that has bitten your child. Page 5.
Removing a Tick
Learn how to check your kids for ticks and how to remove a tick before it cause a serious infection, like Lyme disease. Page 6.
Prevnar 13 - Pneumococcal Vaccine Prevnar 13
Prevnar 13 is an updated version of the Prevnar vaccine that can protect children against more types of pneumoccocal bacteria that cause serious infections, including meningitis, pneumonia, and blood infections.
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight, height and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
ProQuad is a vaccine that combines the MMR and Varivax vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox into a single shot.
Kid's Height Calculator - Two Years Times Two Method
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Calorie Calculator Results [pediatrics]
Here are the results of our Calorie Calculator. Is your child getting more calories than he needs each day?
Pneumovax is a pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine that is recommended for high risk children who are at least two years old.
Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Does your child have any signs or symptoms of autism? Try our autism screening quiz to find out if your child needs further evaluation for autism or another communication disorder.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements); others have diarrhea (frequent loose stools, often with an urgent need to move the bowels); and some people experience both. Sometimes the person with IBS has a crampy urge to move the bowels but cannot do so.
Stranger Danger Quiz - Can your kids recognize strangers?
Using our Stranger Danger Quiz, you can test your kids to see if they know how to recognize strangers. Will they just choose people who look mean or strange? Or will they recognize that a stranger is anyone that they don't know?
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty training is an important milestone that almost all children learn. Unfortunately, it can sometimes cause a lot of distress for families, especially if they begin potty training before their child is ready. Take our potty training readiness quiz to see if your child is ready to start potty training.
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Does your child have a learning disability? Try our learning disability screening quiz to see if your child has unexpected problems learning to read, write, listen, speak, or do math, and needs testing for a learning disability.
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early Pregnancy Symptoms
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
Pregnancy Symptoms Screening Quiz Results - Are You Pregnant?
A early pregnancy symptom screening quiz to see if you have any of the signs of being pregnant.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor? Try our brain tumor symptoms screening quiz.
Allowance Calculator Results - How much should your child get? [pediatrics]
Here are the results of our allowance calculator to help you figure out how much to give your kids each week.
Tylenol Dosage Calculator Results
Here are the results of your Tylenol Dosage Calculator.
Skateboard and Scooter Injuries
The increased use of skateboards and scooters has also resulted in an increased number of injuries. Learn to prevent injuries so your children can have fun on their scooter or skateboard.
Melanoma Screening Quiz - Do you have symptoms of skin cancer or melanoma?
A menanoma screening quiz to see if your kids have any of the signs or symptoms of this common type of skin cancer.
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Results [pediatrics]
Here are the results of your Potty Training Readiness Quiz.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know has any of the signs or symptoms of postpartum depression.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Results [pediatrics]
Here are the results of your postpartum depression screening quiz. Be sure to get help if you or someone you know may have PPD.
Self Esteem Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs of low self esteem.
Cold vs. Flu Screening Quiz
Do you have the flu or just a simple cold? Take our cold vs. flu screening quiz to find out.
Child Safety Quiz
Are you keeping your kids safe? Take our Child Safety Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to keep your kids safe.
Sun Safety Quiz
Are you keeping your kids safe from the sun? Take our Sun Safety Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to keep your kids safe from the harmful effects of the sun.
Parenting Milestones Calculator
How old will you be at each major stage in your child's life? Our parenting milestones calculator can help you figure out how old you will be at each major milestone in your child's life, such as potty training, learning to drive, having a grandchild, etc.
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
Getting Bullied - A Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs that he is being bullied.
Bully Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs that he is a bully.
New Baby Parenting Quiz
Are you ready to care for your new baby? Take our New Baby Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to take care of your new baby.
Nutrition Facts Quiz
Do your kids eat healthy foods? Can you even recognize which foods are nutritious and which are less than healthy? This Nutrition Facts Quiz will test your ability to spot healthy and unhealthy foods by reviewing the Nutrition Facts section of the food label of popular foods that you may see in the grocery store.
Child Development Quiz
Do you understand your child's development? Take our Child Development Quiz to test if you have a good understanding of whether or not your child is growing and developing normally.
This picture shows the classic rash that is associated with a chickenpox infection, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs.
Club Foot Picture
Review a picture of a child with a club foot.: public health image library alignment problems foot deformity club foot health image
Down Syndrome Picture
Review an image of the karyotype of a child with Down syndrome or Trisomy 21.
Fifth Disease Picture
The typical red or slapped cheeks rash of a child with Fifth Disease can be seen in this picture.
Yeast Diaper Rash Picture
Review this picture of a baby with a yeast diaper rash.
Child Development and Gesell Figures for Toddlers
Gesell figures are shapes that your kids can draw and which can help you assess their development. Review your toddlers development by observing how well they can scribble and draw.
Child Development and Gesell Figures for School Age Kids
Gesell figures are shapes that your kids can draw and which can help you assess their development. Review your school age child's development by observing how well they can draw these shapes.
Developmental Milestones Quiz
Take a quiz about common developmental milestones and the ages at which children normally reach them, both so that you can recognize when your child's development is delayed and you know when he is right on track.
Childhood Obesity Quiz
Obesity in kids has reached epidemic levels. Take our childhood obesity quiz to see if you know everything you should about how to prevent obesity and help your kids stay at a healthy weight.
Height Comparison Calculator
This Height Comparison Calculator makes it easy to see how your child's predicted height compares to everyone else (or enter your own height to see how your compare to the average adult).
Terrible Twos Countdown Calculator
Our Terrible Twos Countdown Calculator can help you figure out when your toddler's tantrums and quick mood changes might end.
Boy with Constitutional Growth Delay
Growth Charts of a boy with a constitutional delay in his growth.
Kids Calorie Calculator
Our calorie calculator will help you determine how many calories that you and your kids need each day - an important tool to help stay at a healthy weight or lose weight.
ADHD Medicines During Summertime?
My 8 year old has ADHD, inattentive type and she is doing very well on Concerta. Does she need to continue taking her ADHD medicine all summer when she is out of school, or can I give her a break from it?
Why Do My Kids Get Sick So Much?
Why do you kids get sick so much? Learn how to prevent infections in your children.
Pediatric Problem Solver - Find Medical and Parenting Advice and Information
Use our parenting problem solver to help find medical and parenting advice and information.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
This Tylenol Dosage Calculator can help you to find the dose of Tylenol for your child when he has pain or a fever and help to avoid overdosages and underdosages when giving your kids medicine.
How Many Fruits and Vegetables Should My Kids Eat?
How many fruits and vegetables should my 3 and 8 year old children be eating each day?
What do you know about your child's vaccines? Take our Immunization Quiz to find out.
Is Your Child's Backpack Too Heavy?
Is carrying a heavy backpack to school causing health problems for your kids? It might if they are carrying more than 10-20% of their body weight in their backpack.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Quiz - Do your kids have symptoms of OSA?
An obstructive sleep apnea screening quiz to see if your kids have symptoms of OSA, such as loud snoring, headaches, and behavior problems.
Height Predictor - How Tall Will My Kids Be?
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be when they grow up. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on a parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Are your kids over or underweight?
Using our body mass index calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height. The BMI calculator also works for adults!
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Breastfeeding Quiz - What do you know about breastfeeding?
There is a lot of misinformation about breastfeeding that may keep your from breastfeeding effectively or for as long as you would like. Take our breastfeeding quiz to see if you know as much about breastfeeding as you should.
Car Seat Safety Quiz
Take our car seat safety quiz to see if your children are safe when riding in a car.
Children's Sleep Quiz
Take our children's sleep quiz to see if your kids are getting a good night's sleep.
Dental Health and Hygiene Quiz
Take our dental health and hygiene quiz to see if you know how to keep your kids teeth clean and healthy.
First Aid for Children Quiz
A quiz to test your knowledge of what to do if your child gets hurt or need first aid.
Home Safety Quiz
Keeping your kids safe is important and most parents take the time to childproof their homes. But are your kids as safe as they could be? Take our quiz to see if you are a home safety expert.
Infant Nutrition Quiz
Take our infant nutrition quiz to see if your young children have a nutritious and healthy diet.
Parenting Style Quiz
Take our parenting style quiz to see what kind of parent you are.
Summer Safety Quiz
A quiz to test your knowledge of summer safety, including using sunscreen, insect repellents, water and fireworks safety.
Teen Depression Screening Quiz
A depression screening quiz to see if your kids or teenager is depressed.
Height Weight Charts for your Kids
Use our growth charts, which include weight, length for boys and girls from birth to 36 months, and weight, height and body mass index for older children.
Milestones of Language Development
Review these milestones of hearing, understanding and talking to see if your infant, toddler or preschool age child is delayed in his language development.
Constipation Treatment Guide
Constipation, the passage of hard, painful and infrequent stools, is common in children. Learn how to prevent and treat constipation by increasing fluids and fiber in their diet, avoiding constipating foods and using stool softeners, in this constipation treatment guide.
RotaTeq Rotavirus Vaccine
RotaTeq is an oral vaccine that works to prevent severe cases of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by different serotypes of rotavirus.
The serving size and amount of servings per container is your real key to knowing how many calories and other nutrients are in the foods your family eats. Page 2.
Total Fat Grams
To help your kids have a diet that is low in fat, especially trans fats and saturated fats. Page 3.
Unless you are on the Atkins Diet, carbohydrates should be an important source of calories in your diet. Page 4.
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet and most experts recommend a high fiber diet. Page 5.
Vitamins and Minerals
Reading food labels can also help you find foods that are high in certain vitamins and minerals that your kids need, like calcium and iron. Page 6.
Cholesterol Sodium Protein
Like fat, you should limit the amount of cholesterol and sodium in your child's diet. Page 7.
Percent Daily Value
Understanding the Percent Daily Values on a food label can help you choose foods that are high in good nutrients and low in bad nutrients. Page 8.
Reviewing the ingredients list is important, especially if your kids have food allergies. The ingredient list can also help you identify 'hidden' ingredients, like added sugars, whole grains, and trans fats. Page 9.
A Baby Laughing
A photo of a baby laughing, a developmental milestone that many babies reach by the time that they are six to twelve weeks old. Page 3.
A photo of a baby rolling over, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are two to six months old. Page 4.
A Baby Sitting Up
A photo of a baby sitting up, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are five and a half to seven months old. Page 5.
A Child Dressing Himself
A photo of a child dressing himself, including buttoning his clothes, a developmental milestone that many kids can reach by the time they are four years old. Page 20.
A Smiling Baby
A photo of a baby smiling, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are six to eight weeks old. Page 2.
A Toddler Walking Up Steps
A photo of a toddler walking up steps, a developmental milestone that most toddlers can reach once they are 14 to 22 months old. Page 13.
Baby's First Steps
A photo of a baby taking her first steps, a developmental milestone most babies reach between eleven and fifteen months. Page 7.
Baby's First Words
A photo of a baby's first words, which are usually mama or dada, and which you may hear for the first time when your baby is six to nine months old. Your baby won't use those words more specifically or correctly until she is seven to 13 months old though. Page 11.
A photo of a preschooler counting her toes, a developmental milestone that most kids can reach once they are four to five and a half years old. Page 17.
Eating with a Spoon and Fork
A photo of a toddler feeding himself with a spoon, a milestone most children reach between 13 and 21 months, although they may still be messy. Page 15.
Making a Tower of Blocks
A photo of a toddler making a tower of eight blocks, a developmental milestone that many children reach at about 24 to 36 months. Page 19.
A photo of toddlers playing next to each other, which is called parallel play, and is typical of most kids around age two. Group play and sharing doesn't usually evolve until age three. Page 12.
A photo of a baby picking up cereal with a pincer grasp, a developmental milestone that most babies reach when they are about seven to 11 months old. Page 9.
Pointing to Pictures
A photo of a toddler reading a book with his mother and pointing to pictures, a developmental milestone that many toddlers can reach when they are about 18 to 24 months old. Page 14.
Pretend play, or imitating activities, is an important developmental milestone that most infants reaches when they are about ten to 16 months old. Page 10.
Riding a Tricycle
A photo of a preschooler riding a tricycle, a developmental milestone that most children can reach by the time they are three years old. Page 16.
Standing with Support
A photo of a baby standing with support, a developmental milestone that most infants reach by the time that they are six and a half to nine months old. Keep in mind that infants can't usually pull themselves to a standing position on their own until they are eight to ten months old. Page 6.
A photo of a child getting his shoes tied for him, a developmental milestone that most kids should reach once they are about five years old. Page 21.
A Baby Waving Bye-Bye
A photo of a baby waving bye-bye, a developmental milestone that most babies can reach once they are seven to 14 months old. Page 8.
A photo of a child writing the letters of the alphabet. Most children can write letters and spell their own name by the time they are five years old. Page 18.
34 Week Preemie in the NICU
A 34 week preemie in the NICU with an IV, feeding tube in his mouth, and nasal CPAP to help him breath well. Page 2.
A premature baby getting help breathing with nasal cpap. Page 10.
An intubated premature baby in the NICU. Page 6.
A jaundiced baby in the NICU with a nasogastric or NG tube in his nose. Page 12.
A newborn premature baby. Pediatrics. Page 5.
Phototherapy in the NICU
Phototherapy treatment for a premature baby in the NICU who has jaundice. Page 14.
A closeup of the face of a baby with jaundice getting phototherapy. The mask is to protect the baby's eyes from the ultraviolet light. Page 13.
A preemie getting phototherpy in the NICU. Page 8.
Preemie in a Car Seat - Premature Baby in a Car Seat
A photo of a preemie baby in a car seat, which requires that premature babies can tolerate sitting in the car seat and pass a 'car seat test' in the NICU before they can go home. Page 18.
A closeup of a premature baby on CPAP holding her mom's finger. Page 11.
Preemie Feeder and Grower
A typical 34 week preemie without problems who just needs to eat and get bigger before he can go home, a 'feeder and grower.'. Page 3.
Preemie Getting Phototherapy
A premature baby in the NICU with jaundice being treated with phototherapy. Page 15.
premature twin babies in the NICU. Page 4.
Preemie on CPAP
A 34 week preemie in the NICU on nasal CPAP, with a feeding tube and IV. Page 16.
Preemie on a Ventilator
A premature baby getting help to breath from a ventilator. Page 7.
A premature baby in a NICU isolete. Page 9.
Twins in the Special Care Nursery
Twin preemies in the special care nursery or step down nursery, where they typically go in the NICU as they are getting older and healthier and getting ready to go home. Page 17.
Adult Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
Adult Male Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of an adult louse, which is likely a male, since it is a little skinnier than typical female head lice. Page 3.
Lice Life Cycle - Lice Pictures
Review the three stages of the head lice life cycle, including the egg or nit, nymph, and adult louse in these lice pictures, as compared to the size of a penny for scale. Page 11.
Head Lice Egg or Nits Picture - Lice Pictures
An out of focus picture of a nit, or head lice egg, with a caption and red circle around the nit to make identification easy. Page 10.
Nits - Nits Picture
An out of focus picture of a nit on a child's hair who has an active head lice infestation, with a lot of lice lice and nits in her hair. Page 9.
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse on the head of a young child with a head lice infestation. Page 7.
Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse near a hair to show scale and so you can see how big head lice really are. Page 6.
Lice - Close-Up Lice Pictures
A close-up picture of a live head louse, which can help you to identify head lice on your child's hair during a lice infestation. Page 4.
Head Louse Picture - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.
Live Louse on Hair - Lice Pictures
A picture of a live head louse on a girl's head, with a red circle around the louse and a caption to make identification easy. Page 8.
A Four-Year-Old Riding a Tricycle
Your four-year-old preschooler is likely getting a lot more independent and mobile, which makes it important to make sure he is safe. Review how to keep your four-year-old preschooler safe and healthy. Page 12.
A Six-Year-Old Coloring
Six-year-olds can sing songs, listen to stories, shares things spontaneously, recognize and print letters, and know their phone number and address. Review how to care for your six-year-old, as they start school and avoid common problems, like childhood obesity. Page 14.
A Fourteen-Year-Old Football Player
Review what to expect from the growth and development of your teenager, such as this fourteen-year-old football player. Page 18.
A One-Year-Old Infant
Turning one includes a lot of firsts, including the first words, first steps, and as pictured here, the first birthday party. Review how to take care of your twelve-month-old child. Page 7.
A Two-Month-Old Baby
Two months is a fun time, and you can expect your baby to smile, laugh and make noises, lift his head and chest up while lying on his stomach. Learn how to take care of a two-month-old baby, like the one pictured in this photo. Page 3.
By eighteen months, you might be thinking of temper tantrums and the terrible twos, but this is also a very fun time with your kids. Page 9.
Twelve-Year-Old Preteen On A Swing
The preteen years can be among the most challenging for parents and most confusing for kids. Review how to care for your preteen child. Page 17.
A Fifteen-Month-Old Walking Down Stairs
By 15 months, most toddlers can walk well and are beginning to run, walk up steps, and can say a few words. Review more about caring for your 15-month-old toddler. Page 8.
A Five-Year-Old Getting Ready for School
Age five is a big year, as your child transitions from a preschooler to an older, more mature, school age child who is getting ready to start kindergarten. Page 13.
A Four-Month-Old Baby
Learn how to take care of your four-month-old, who can likely roll over (front to back), bear weight on his legs, sit with support, pull to a sitting position, and hold on to a rattle. Page 4.
An Infant Starting to Walk at Nine Months
Learn how to take care of your nine-month-old, who has likely started to do a lot, including being able to sit alone, pull up, stand holding on to things, jabber and imitate sounds, crawl, and wave bye-bye. Page 6.
A Ten-Year-Old with Braces
By nine to ten years, you should regularly talk to your child, such as this ten-year-old with braces, about the proper habits that can help him lead a healthy life. Page 16.
An Eight-Year-Old School Girl
A photo of an eight-year-old school girl, a time of great change in your child. Page 15.
A Six-Month-Old Eating Baby Food
In addition to sitting up and rolling over, the big milestone at six months is that most kids have started to eat baby food. Review how to care for your six-month-old baby. Page 5.
A Three-Year-Old Having Fun With Paint
Your three-year-old will now begin to play cooperatively with other children in small groups, share her toys and develop friendships. Review how to care for your three-year-old. Page 11.
A Two-Week-Old Baby
At two weeks, your baby will still spend most of her time either sleeping or eating, but she will be awake and alert for longer periods of time, which is fun. Page 2.
Two-year-olds are beginning to communicate quite a bit, as their vocabulary grows to more than 50 words and they begin to put words together. Learn how to care for your two-year-old toddler. Page 10.
A Child Using Advair
A photo of a child using Advair to help prevent his asthma symptoms. Page 9.
A photo of a child using Asmanex to help prevent asthma attacks. Page 12.
A Neb Treatment with a Mask
A closeup photo of a child getting a nebulizer treatment with a mask. Page 4.
Preschooler Using a Peak Flow Meter
A preschooler using a peak flow meter, a time when most kids are too young to do it and when you need to use a symptom based asthma management plan to understand how well your child's asthma is being controlled. Page 14.
Preschooler Nebulizer Treatment
A preschooler getting a neb treatment with a mouthpiece, although he would likely be better off using a mask. Page 3.
Preschooler Using Advair
A preschooler is likely too young to use an Advair dry powdered inhaler. Page 10.
Proventil HFA inhaler with a Spacer
A photo of an older child using a Proventil HFA inhaler with a spacer. Page 8.
A child using a Pulmicort Turbuhaler, a steroid dry powder inhaler that can help prevent asthma attacks if used daily. Page 11.
Too Young To Use An MDI
This preschool age child is too young to use a metered dose inhaler by itself, and would be better off using it with a spacer and mask. Page 6.
Too Young for a Peak Flow Meter?
This preschool age child may be too young to be using a peak flow meter. Page 15.
Using a Nebulizer with a Mask
A closeup photo of a preschooler using a nebulizer with a mask on. Page 2.
Using a Nebulizer
A photo of a school age child getting a nebulizer treatment, which can help to relieve asthma symptoms if a reliever medicine, such as albuterol or xopenex, is used. Page 7.
Using a Peak Flow Meter
A photo of a child using a peak flow meter to see how well his asthma is being controlled. Page 13.