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.

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.

Baby's First Cold & Flu Season

Simple solutions for comforting kids when they're down with a cold or the flu.

What to Do When Baby Gets Sick: 7 Solutions

Use our guide to treat Baby--whether she has a fever or the flu. We'll help you decide when to push the worrying aside, and when to call the doctor.

Common Newborn Ailments

8 common conditions that can occur in the first few months.

14 Natural Health Remedies for Children

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

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.

Surviving Baby's First Cold and Flu Season

Truth: Your baby will get sick this winter. Still, there's plenty you can do to keep those doctor visits to a minimum.

Unstuffing a Stuffy Nose

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.

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.

7 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Parents, here's your guide for which symptoms require immediate medical attention--and what the symptoms might mean.

Help Baby Get Over a Cold

How to clear your baby's nose using saline drops and a bulb syringe.

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.

Could Acupuncture Help Cure (or at Least Shorten) a Baby's Colicky Cries?

A study out of Sweden shows acupuncture may be part of the answer for colicky babies.

Dehydration Symptoms and Treatment

If your child shows signs of dehydration, make sure to give small amounts of water.

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Winter can seem so much worse when you've got a vulnerable little one to protect. Try these strategies to stave off chilly weather, guard against germs, and keep your baby healthy.

What to Feed Your Sick Child

Though your child may not have much of an appetite when he's sick, try to get him to eat. These comfort foods can help.

Baby Health Quirks That Are Normal

Our guide to quirky yet common new-mom concerns will save you an angst fest.

10 Tips to Survive Your Child's Hospital Stay

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.

Stocking Baby's Medicine Cabinet

All the products you need to treat baby's colds, coughs, and rashes.

Pain-Relief Secrets for Kids

Whether your child is getting a shot or having surgery, there are ways to protect her from unnecessary pain that your doctor may never mention them.

Must-Know Germ Fighters

Our experts share their top tips for protecting your little one from bad bugs.

The Dirt on Germs

Most parents consider germs public enemy number one. We arm ourselves with soaps and sprays and pack our diaper bags full of wipes and sanitizers. But germs may be getting a bad rap. Plenty are harmless and can even help kids stay healthy. That's why doctors now agree that trying to keep children completely clean and germ-free is a bad idea.

Baby Health Myths Every Parent Should Know

Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts", we separate baby myths from reality.

7 Scary Baby Symptoms That Are (Phew!) Probably Normal

No need to stress! These seven symptoms might freak parents out but actually, they're completely normal things to notice in your baby.

How to Give Your Baby Medication

When your baby gets sick, follow these steps to help her feel better.