When to Worry: Eye and Vision Problems
Are you worried that your little one is having problems with his eyes? Learn what could be wrong and whether to call the doctor.
When to Worry: Cradle Cap
Your baby's itchy scalp could be cradle cap, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. Learn some quick and easy ways to treat this condition.
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.
When to Worry: Ringworm
How can you tell if your baby's rash is ringworm? Find out how to spot the fungal rash and what to do if your fot has it.
When to Worry: Diarrhea
Could your baby be suffering from diarrhea? Learn more about the causes and possible remedies for your munchkin.
When to Worry: Constipation
If your baby hasn't pooped in awhile, does that mean she is suffering from constipation? Learn how to tell how the symptoms and what you should do to relieve her pain.
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
I'm Dr. Ari Brown and I'm here to talk about vaccines. What shots do your kids need and why are they important? Vaccines provide protection or immunity to certain viral and bacterial infections that can cause serious illness and death. Vaccines work by revving up the body's immune system to makething. Even though the number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protection response. That's because today's vaccines are smarter and safer. A vaccine like any other medication has a small chance of causing an adverse reaction. Most side effects are minor like a slight fever, fussiness, or temporary redness of the skin. The risk of having a serious event like an
Product Recalls: What to Do
Follow these tips on how to keep your child safe when a product has been recalled.safe. Some safety standards are mandatory and others are voluntary. For example, car seats have mandatory regulations to ensure that they meet crash safety standards. Other products like infant recliners have no regulations. And when it comes to over-the-counter medications that are already on the market, the Food and Drug Administration does periodic assessments to ensure safety. But more often, a company identifies a problem or consumer complaints prompt an investigation. Recalls happen when one of three government agencies receives complaints. The concerned prompts a recall and safety testing. Some
Safe-Driving Rules For Moms
You've been driving for years, but you may be making mistakes that put you and your precious cargo at risk. We'll show you the smart moves moms should make before they get behind the wheel, when they're on the road and once they arrive to stay safe.you at risk for a crash. If your backseat is littered with stuffed animals , toys, blankets and books, in the event of the crash, all that stuff is going to fly through the car at the
How To Install A Car Seat
A car seat that is correctly installed is key to keeping your baby safe in the car, but many seats are in wrong. Learn the steps to getting your seat in right.Installing and using your infant's car seat correctly is critical. Yet, 3 out of 4 car seats aren't used properly. Install the infant seat a few weeks before your baby is due. You'll need it to bring baby home from the hospital. Have your installation checked by a Child Passenger Safety Technician. You can find one near you as safekids.org. Now, Sue Larkin, a Car Seat Safety Technician at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York, and spokesperson for Safe Kids Worldwide, will take you through the installation process. First, read both the instruction manual for your car and the instructions that came with the car seat . They have to jibe in order for the seat to work correctly. Now, pick where in the back seat to install the car seat . Check your vehicle manual. If you can't put the seat in the middle, pick whichever side will allow you to use the seat correctly every time. Place the base of the car seat in the rear-facing position and make sure it works with your car. Some seats just don't work with certain types of cars.