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.
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.
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.
The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these.
According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.
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.
If you needed another reason to plan a family trip to the beach, here you go. You're welcome!
What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?
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.
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.
It can be hard to notice food-allergy symptoms in babies. Here's how to tell if your newborn could be suffering from one.
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.Take Quiz
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.
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.
Here, experts weigh in on common myths surrounding the practice of vaccination -- and why those myths are wrong.
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.
There is a way to break the painful cycle of your kid's constipation. Keep reading.
Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.
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.
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.
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.
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.Take Quiz
Your little one has a stomach ache? Try one of these natural home remedies to tame his tummy trouble.
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.