Caring for Your Sick Baby

It's not uncommon for newborn babies to get sick a lot - especially ones in day care. Learn what you can do (and what you can't do) to keep your baby as comfortable as possible when that first cold or virus hits.

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This essential guide (that we hope you'll never need) to getting through your kid's stay in the hospital comes straight from a mom whose daughter lived in the hospital for 123 days.
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A study out of Sweden shows acupuncture may be part of the answer for colicky babies.
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Surviving Your Baby's First Cold
Your baby will probably get sick this winter. Still, there's plenty you can do to keep doctor visits to a minimum and comfort your little one through all stages of a cold.
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.

More Caring for Your Sick Baby

Baby Symptoms Not to Worry About
Anything out of the ordinary can be alarming when it shows up in a newborn, but it's often nothing to worry about. We'll fill you in on what warrants a call to the pediatrician.
Dehydration Symptoms and Treatment
If your child shows signs of dehydration, make sure to give small amounts of water.
Is Your Baby Dehydrated?

If your baby has diarrhea, it's very important that you keep him well hydrated, or you may end up having to go to the emergency room.