If your baby stool is loose or watery, it may be diarrhea. When your baby has diarrhea, it's important to keep her hydrated. Here you're learn about how to tell if your baby has diarrhea, what causes it, how to treat it, and when to call the doctor.
Helping your baby steadily pack on the pounds during her first year of life can be tricky. Here's what to know about your baby's weight gain, how to make sure she's meeting doctor recommendations for food and weight in the appropriate month ranges, and how to keep her healthy and satisfied in the process.
Parents should always know exactly what their child's prescription says, since pharmacists and even doctors can make mistakes. "Take notes during the exam," suggests pediatrician and Parents advisory-board member Mark Widome, M.D. To decode a prescription, follow these tips:
Kids 3 and under are especially vulnerable to ear infections, stomach bugs, and colds, but they also come down with other infections you've probably never heard of. Here, learn about the most common childhood maladies and the best treatments for them so you don't freak out when your child comes down with something this season.
Wondering whether you need to quarantine your child when she has a cold, an ear infection, pinkeye, or another common childhood illness? Read on to find out what precautions you should take and how long these conditions are contagious, if at all.