Common Baby Conditions: When to Worry

When to Worry: Ringworm
When you notice something different about your little one, it can be hard to tell if it is normal or more serious. These videos explain the symptoms of common conditions and whether your baby needs treatment.

It's difficult to watch your baby suffer through coughing or a cold. Discover some remedies for your tot so he can breate easier.

Coughs and Colds

Cold and cough medication isn't recommended for kids under age 6, so you'll need to try natural remedies instead. Keep baby hydrated. Fluids help loosen mucus in the nose and throat, so offer him a bottle or the breast as often as you can. Click the play button to learn more.

Should you be concerned that your baby has a fever? Find out when he needs to be checked out by your doc.


Try to remember, a fever itself is not dangerous; it's a sign baby's body is fighting off germs. Click the play button to learn seven reasons to call the pediatrician when baby has a fever.

Could your baby be suffering from diarrhea? Learn more about the causes and possible remedies for your munchkin.


It's normal for babies to have soft poop. So, how can you tell if they have diarrhea? If your baby suddenly starts pooping a lot more and her stool is more watery than usual, she's probably got the runs. Click play to learn the three steps to take if your baby has diarrhea.

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.


If your newborn usually goes after every feeding and then she suddenly holds out for three days, is it constipation? Probably not. It's actually quite common for babies to go several days without a bowel movement. Click play to learn the signs to help determine constipation.

Ear infections are very common in babies, but it can be hard to know when your bundle of joy has one. Here are the signs and symptoms for an ear infection in your infant so you can get him help.

Ear Infections

About 75% of kids get an ear infection before they turn 3. But pulling at her ear is not a very reliable sign that baby has an infection. Click play to learn the telltale signs of an ear infection.

Could your infant's swollen eye be pinkeye? Find out if your baby has the symptoms of this infection and how to treat it.


Pinkeye is an infection that can be caused by a virus or a bacteria. It's not a serious condition, but it is highly contagious and can be uncomfortable for baby. Click play to learn how to treat pinkeye.

Are you worried that your little one is having problems with his eyes? Learn what could be wrong and whether to call the doctor.

Eye and Vision Problems

When baby is born, he can't see anything farther than your face. But by three months, he should be able to track a toy across across his field of vision. Click the play button to see a list of common eye problems baby may experience.

A heart murmur in your infant could be nothing serious, or it could require a trip to the cardiologist. Learn more about what a heart murmur is and possible treatment for your little one.

Heart Murmur

When your pediatrician listens to your baby's tiny chest, and then tells you she has a heart murmur, it's easy to fear the worst. Click play to learn the three things you should know if your baby has been diagnosed with a murmur.

Your baby is years away from puberty, but she could still be suffering from acne or milia. Watch this video to find out how to treat her skin and what you should avoid doing.

Acne and Milia

Baby acne erupts because hormones from your pregnancy are still in your baby's system, stimulating his oil glands and clogging pores. Click play to learn how to treat acne and milia.

If your bundle of joy has white patches in his mouth, he could have thrush. Learn more about symptoms and treatment for this condition.


Thrush is a yeast infection that's extremely common in babies. It looks icky, but the good news is that it's not hard to treat. Click play to find out how to recognize thrush.

Your baby's itchy scalp could be cradle cap, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. Learn some quick and easy ways to treat this condition.

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is extremely common. The exact cause is unknown, but it's believed to be caused by overactive oil glands, stimulated by mom's leftover hormones. Click play to learn how to help cradle cap go away.

It can be hard to notice food-allergy symptoms in babies. Here’s how to tell if your newborn could be suffering from one.

Food Allergies

Food allergy symptoms usually occur within a few minutes to to an hour after eating a specific food, but sometimes it can can take days. Click play for a list of symptoms to watch for.

How can you tell if your newborn has jaundice? Find out the symptoms of this common condition and how to make it better.


Jaundice causes a yellowing of the skin in newborns. The coloring comes from bilirubin, the waste product of red blood cells. It's normally removed by the liver, but because baby's liver is still developing, bilirubin can build up. Click play to see the three steps you should take if you're concerned about jaundice.

What exactly is a hernia? Learn more about the two types of hernias that are common in babies and what kind of treatment might be needed.


If your baby has a hernia, you'll see a bulge or a bump that may become visible or increase in size when your little one cries, coughs, or has a bowel movement. Click play to learn about the two types of hernias and when you need to call the doctor.

If your infant is pale and weak, he could have anemia. Find out more about the symptoms of anemia and how to treat it.


If your baby has anemia, you may not know it because most babies have no symptoms at all. Click play to learn which babies are most at risk for anemia.

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 tot has it.


Most babies get ringworm after having direct contact with another child or an adult who carries it. It can also be spread by sharing infected hats, brushes, or combs. Click play to learn more about ringworm and how it is treated.

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