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Get resources and info for raising a healthy toddler. We have everything you need from attention deficeit disorder to allergies, ear infections to eczema and everything in between. Plus: Not sure what's wrong? Check out our guide to other health issues you should know.

Ugh, a Stomach Bug! 6 Common Tummy Trouble Mistakes

Of course you want to help your child feel better fast, but the wrong tummy treatment could set her back for days. Avoid these six mistakes.

Is Putting Vick's VapoRub On Your Kids' Feet a Safe, Effective Cough Cure?

Is rubbing Vick's VapoRub on the bottom of your child's feet to stop a cough a safe (clever!) DIY cure? An expert weighs in.

9 Clever Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down

Ditch the spoonful of sugar. Use these proven strategies, from both doctors and real parents, if the "Here comes the airplane" tactic fails to work.

"My Stomach Hurts": Common Causes and Cures for Tummy Trouble

Although you can usually tell if your child's caught a stomach bug -- she'll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours -- you should know these other common causes of tummy trouble, and how you can help her feel better.

Dad's Post-Kid-Puking Texts to Mom Are So Awful They're Funny

After his toddler puked in the back seat, this dad detailed losing his lunch and a run-in with the cops in hilarious texts to his wife.

7 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Needle Shots

Is your child scared of getting shots? Reduce your toddler's anxiety before your next visit to the doctor's office.

What to Expect at the 1-Year Well Visit

We've put together a cheat sheet to help you prepare for your child's 1-year well checkup -- from what vaccines she'll get to which questions you should be sure to ask.

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. It helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them, says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

When to Worry: Fever

Should you be concerned that your baby has a fever? Find out when he needs to be checked out by your doc.

Guide for Fever Diagnosis and Treatment

A simple plan to treat your feverish child -- with advice on when to call the doctor.

8 Facts About the 'Autism Diet'

One of the most popular alternative treatments for autism is the gluten-free casein-free diet (GFCF). It has not been proven to work, and many doctors are cautious about it, but if you're wondering if it could help your child, read the facts below.

The Facts of Lice

Every year, more than 6 million children are infected with these harmless yet pesky parasites. We've pulled together expert answers to your top questions on everything from prevention to treatment.

Why High Fever Temperatures Can Be Deceiving

A high temperature doesn't usually mean anything serious.

Is My Kid Contagious?

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.

What to Do About Recurring Illnesses

Why your child may be prone to repeat bouts of colds, ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, or other ailments -- and what you can do to help.

These Shocking Photos Show Just How Horrible Meningitis Can Be

These images are difficult to see. Still, every parent should understand how serious bacterial meningitis truly is.

Is Your Kid's Sippy Cup Making Her Sick?

One dad took to social media when he discovered his daughter's sippy cup was hiding mold and making her sick.

What Doctors Wish Parents of Toddlers Knew

This time in your child's life can be stressful -- for the both of you! We asked pediatricians from around the country to share their best tips for parenting toddlers. Here's what they want you to know.

Top Toddler Health Concerns

From potty-training and playdates to toddler teeth and watching TV, we asked some of the nation's leading pediatricians to address some of your biggest worries.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com

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.

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