Health

Caring for your sick baby is among the biggest responsibilities any new parent faces. Here, you'll find information on some of the most common (and uncommon) health problems your baby is likely to encounter including: Acid Reflux, Allergies, Asthma, Autism, Colds, Constipation, Cough, Flu, Ear Infection, Eczema, Diarrhea, Fever, Teething, Rashes, Sunburn, and more.

Different Types of Rashes

Rashes develop when the skin is irritated by allergic reactions to bacteria, viruses, foods, metals, and other factors. Read about different rashes to prevent and treat them.

How to Decode Your Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

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.

Vomiting: A Symptom Guide

Vomiting can signal anything from a 24-hour bug to a food allergy to appendicitis. Here's how to figure out what's making your child's stomach ache -- and how to treat it.

Real Mom: My Baby Has Eczema

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common problem among babies. First-time mom Melissa set out to change her family's lifestyle to help alleviate baby Ethan's severe eczema. Get her tips for treating eczema and providing relief for itchy skin rashes.

7 Tips for Baby Tooth Care

Now that your baby's teeth are on their way in, it's time to start taking care of them. Even though this set will only be around for a short time, their health is essential to your baby's gums and those future permanent teeth. Make sure your baby's new teeth get the best care. Here are some practical tips.

Quiz: Could You Be Exhibiting Symptoms of Postpartum Depression?

Having a baby is a joyous event for most women. After childbirth, however, more than 80 percent of women suffer from a mild form of sadness, fear, anger, or anxiety. But if those baby blues don't go away after a week or two, it may signal a more serious problem. Take our quiz and find out if you may be showing signs of postpartum depression.

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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.

What Does Contact Dermatitis Look Like on a Baby?

There are two types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Find out how to identify and treat both skin conditions and when you should call the doctor.

Constipation in Babies: Signs and Treatments

Find out how to recognize signs and symptoms of constipation in babies, and learn some pediatrician-approved strategies for treating this common condition.

A Rise in Body Temp During Teething Probably Isn't a Fever

A teething child's temperature doesn't usually rise enough to be considered a fever, according to a new AAP report.

The Surprising Truth About Cavities

If you think your child is too young to need a dentist, you're wrong -- her teeth are at risk long before she's tasted her first piece of candy.

How to Tell If It's an Ear Infection

Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this common childhood ailment.

Cold Comfort

The fall and winter months are Sicky City. We've got expert advice on helping her through the illnesses that bother babies most.

Your Guide to Baby Colds

The average cold can last up to 10 days--that's a long time of not feeling well for a baby! Here's how to survive and make your little one feel better, too.

Foods That Cause and Relieve Constipation in Babies

If your baby is constipated, you may need to examine the baby's diet and your own.

14 Natural Health Remedies for Children

Looking for safe, doctor-approved cures for sore throats, coughs, stomachaches, and more? Check this out!

Baby's Nighttime Cough

We've all had coughs that keep us awake at night, but when babies cough at night, diagnosing the problem can be difficult. Learn more about the causes of nighttime cough and the ways to treat it.

Lose the Baby Weight for Good: 18 Real Moms Tell You How

No matter how much pregnancy weight you lose initially (many moms find the pounds melt off from breastfeeding and other post-delivery hormonal shifts that boost metabolism), eventually you hit that "why aren't my clothes getting any looser" plateau. Want to get rid of those won't-budge pounds? No more excuses! Here are 18 surprising strategies that helped these moms get fit again.

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.

What Does Whooping Cough Sound Like?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial respiratory infection that might look like a cold at first. Learn more about the symptoms of this serious condition and when you should worry.

What Do Hives Look Like on a Baby?

Hives is a common skin condition that can be caused by bug bites, medications, food allergies, and more. If you suspect your baby has hives, learn how to spot the symptoms, how to treat her, and when to call a doctor.

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