Health

Your child's health is important. Learn about common allergies; cold and flu; how to treat a fever and when to go to the ER; ear infections; rashes; sore throats, stomach aches, and more.

How Bad Is That Cough? 7 Bad Coughs to Worry About

Isn't it amazing how many tissues and bowls of soup your family can go through in one season? Don't assume, though, that your child's cough is simply a cold it might be something more serious. Here's when to worry and what to do.

All-Natural Cold & Cough Remedies

It's miserable to watch your child suffer through the six to 10 colds she's likely to catch this year. So what's a concerned parent to do? We asked experts to tell us how to help fend off germs and how to help her feel better fast if she does get sick.

12 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.

Woman's Warning About Third-Degree Burns from Essential Oils Is a Must-Read for Everyone

This mom posted a PSA to Facebook after she applied essential oils before using a tanning bed and ended up with severe burns to her wrists and neck.

Going to the Beach Actually Changes Your Brain for the Better, Says Science

If you needed another reason to plan a family trip to the beach, here you go. You're welcome!

Decoding Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

Fever Fears: A Guide for Treating Fever in Children

You can't take chances when your child has a fever, but you shouldn't panic either. We'll explain what to look for so you can stay calm -- and help her feel better fast.

Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. aIt helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them,ay says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

When to Worry: Food Allergies

It can be hard to notice food-allergy symptoms in babies. Here's how to tell if your newborn could be suffering from one.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have Allergies or a Cold?

Your child is sneezing, blowing her nose, coughing...Has she picked up some kind of bug? Maybe not. Take our quiz and find out whether your child is exhibiting symptoms of allergies or your basic cold.

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Most Parents Are Afraid to Tell Others They've Made a Common Car Seat Mistake

Not only are too many parents not keeping kids in rear-facing car seats long enough, but loved ones who notice aren't comfortable pointing it out.

9 All-Natural Tummy Ache Remedies

Stomach aches are common in kids--especially those ages 4-8--and the main causes are typically diet, stress, and growing pains. The next time your kid complains of an upset tummy, consider these nine natural home remedies.

8 Reasons Parents Don't Vaccinate (And Why They Should)

Here, experts weigh in on common myths surrounding the practice of vaccination -- and why those myths are wrong.

EpiPens Are Being Recalled Because They May Not Work

Parents, please be advised that some EpiPens can fail to activate in an emergency. Here's what you need to know about this scary recall.

When Your Child Just Can't Go

There is a way to break the painful cycle of your kid's constipation. Keep reading.

35 Ways to Keep Your Kids Cold-Free

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

10 Harmful Chemicals to Avoid

Here's a look at some of the most dangerous chemicals lurking in your home -- and how you can reduce your child's exposure to them.

Kids Who Feel Too Much

Children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) sometimes overreact or underreact to touch, sounds, and food textures. Parents say this controversial condition is real, but doctors debate whether it's a separate disorder. For children who have sensory issues, occupational therapy can treat it. Learn how to spot the symptoms of SPD to get your child evaluated properly.

9 Best Sunscreens for Kids

Whether your child is at the beach or in the backyard, sunscreen is a must. Look for one with an SPF of at least 30 that screens out both UVA and UVB rays, like these picks.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have a Cold or the Flu?

Your child was sent home from school with a runny nose and a fever. But is it a cold or the flu? Should you call the pediatrician? Take our quiz for some answers.

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7 Home Remedies for Tummy Aches

Your little one has a stomach ache? Try one of these natural home remedies to tame his tummy trouble.

A Test for Autism Risk: Head Lag

A simple test developed by the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore may be able to help determine whether a child will develop autism and other forms of developmental delays. The pull-to-sit test, done in infants as young as six months old, monitors whether or not a child has head lag, or trouble controlling his neck and head. While the test is not a diagnosis, children with head lag have a higher risk of autism or other social or communication delays.