...The 2012-13 flu season took a serious toll on families: 158 children--most of them younger than 11...--died. That's almost five times the number of children who were victims of the flu during the previous... the last flu season had no prior health problem. And, sadly, about 90 percent of those who died missed out...
It's miserable to watch your child suffer through the six to 10 colds she's likely to catch this year. And to make matters worse, experts now say that kids under 6 shouldn't use over-the-counter cold and cough medicine because of potentially dangerous side effects. So what's a concerned parent to do? We asked experts to tell us how to help fend off germs in the first place and how to help her feel better fast if she does get sick.
We've partnered with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to create this unique peak into Baby's development inside the womb. These images reveal all the intricate details of your baby's growth -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn. While most women may only receive one or two ultrasounds during pregnancy, which is normal, this slideshow of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy gives you a look at each week of development.
Sprout Pregnancy Essentials is an iPhone and iPad app created just for pregnant moms. The mobile app can be fully customized for your own child and has fantastic fetal development images for each week of your pregnancy, tools such as contraction and kick counters, and much more.
Worried that your picky eater isn't getting enough fruits, veggies, or whole grains? Consider these between-meal
bites to help fill in the gaps. Parents tested them with 1- to 3-year-olds, who happily munched along!
Your toddler is constantly developing and reacting to the world around him. With such quick development, every day is a new adventure. We outline some of the most exciting milestones so you know what to expect.
Get help figuring out the perfect name for your baby with our Baby Names app, which features over 30,000 names. See which names are the most popular, and search by language and geographic origin. Keep a list of all your favorites and share the final contenders with friends and family via email or on Facebook.
Why stick with basic wood shelves when bookcases can complement the theme and color scheme of your child's bedroom? Browse through our top 20 picks that will showcase your son or daughter's favorite tomes, toys, and trinkets.