Caring for Your Sick Baby

It's not uncommon for newborn babies to get sick a lot - especially ones in day care. Learn what you can do (and what you can't do) to keep your baby as comfortable as possible when that first cold or virus hits.

Cold Comfort

The fall and winter months are Sicky City. We've got expert advice on helping her through the illnesses that bother babies most.

Baby's First Cold & Flu Season

Simple solutions for comforting kids when they're down with a cold or the flu.

What to Do When Baby Gets Sick: 7 Solutions

Use our guide to treat Baby--whether she has a fever or the flu. We'll help you decide when to push the worrying aside, and when to call the doctor.

Surviving Baby's First Cold and Flu Season

Truth: Your baby will get sick this winter. Still, there's plenty you can do to keep those doctor visits to a minimum.

14 Natural Health Remedies for Children

Looking for safe, doctor-approved cures for sore throats, coughs, stomachaches, and more? Check this out!

Is Your Baby Dehydrated?

If your baby has diarrhea, it's very important that you keep him well hydrated, or you may end up having to go to the emergency room.

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Winter can seem so much worse when you've got a vulnerable little one to protect. Try these strategies to stave off chilly weather, guard against germs, and keep your baby healthy.

Unstuffing a Stuffy Nose

What to Feed Your Sick Child

Though your child may not have much of an appetite when he's sick, try to get him to eat. These comfort foods can help.

Vomiting: A Symptom Guide

Vomiting can signal anything from a 24-hour bug to a food allergy to appendicitis. Here's how to figure out what's making your child's stomach ache -- and how to treat it.

Baby Symptoms Not to Worry About

Anything out of the ordinary can be alarming when it shows up in a newborn, but it's often nothing to worry about. We'll fill you in on what warrants a call to the pediatrician.

The Dirt on Germs

Most parents consider germs public enemy number one. We arm ourselves with soaps and sprays and pack our diaper bags full of wipes and sanitizers. But germs may be getting a bad rap. Plenty are harmless and can even help kids stay healthy. That's why doctors now agree that trying to keep children completely clean and germ-free is a bad idea.

Scarlet Fever Rash

This video shows a 3 year old boy with scarlet fever. Common symptoms of scarlet fever are a high fever, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, a headache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. The child will also have a distinctive rash.

What You Need to Know About Fever

Learn the basics about when to treat a fever. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Baby Care Basics: What are the Signs of Flu?

Learn how to tell if Baby's sniffles are a cold or the flu and when to call the doctor.

Dehydration Symptoms and Treatment

If your child shows signs of dehydration, make sure to give small amounts of water.

Baby Health Quirks That Are Normal

Our guide to quirky yet common new-mom concerns will save you an angst fest.

Stocking Baby's Medicine Cabinet

All the products you need to treat baby's colds, coughs, and rashes.

Pain-Relief Secrets for Kids

Whether your child is getting a shot or having surgery, there are ways to protect her from unnecessary pain that your doctor may never mention them.

Common Newborn Ailments

8 common conditions that can occur in the first few months.

Must-Know Germ Fighters

Our experts share their top tips for protecting your little one from bad bugs.

Baby Health Myths Every Parent Should Know

Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts", we separate baby myths from reality.

Help Baby Get Over a Cold

How to clear your babys nose using saline drops and a bulb syringe.

How to Give Your Baby Medication

When your baby gets sick, follow these steps to help her feel better.

Pyloric Stenosis

This animation describes how pyloric stenosis, which is a narrowing where the stomach empties into the intestinal tract, is experienced . Pyloric stenosis generally occurs in babies 3 months to 3 weeks old.

Germ Fighters

Our experts share their top tips for protecting your little one from bad bugs.