Hygiene & Healthy Habits

From bathing and hand washing to hair and tooth care, learn how to instill healthy habits and teach your children the importance of good personal hygiene.

Tips For Ear Infections

Although most young kids get at least one ear infection -- usually during cold and flu season -- there are proven ways that you can protect your child.

You Won't Believe Some Schools' Bathroom Policies

A pediatric urologist explains why young students should have free access to the bathroom during school.

Baby Hygiene

From haircuts to manicures, tips to keep your child looking sharp.

7 Tips to Help Kids With Potty on the Go

It's inevitable: As soon as you leave the driveway, your child needs to go to the bathroom. Follow these easy tips to help your kid be comfortable with potty on the go and using a public restroom.

Teaching Your Child About Body Care

The time to get your child on board with body care is well before puberty starts.

Treating Roseola

Here's the best way to care for a child with this mild skin infection

Teaching Toddlers About Hygiene

Encourage your child to learn basic hygiene and take care of her body.

What is Roseola or Sixth Disease?

Learn the facts about a skin infection that's very common in babies and toddlers

5 Ways to Boost Your Kid's Gut Health

If you want to set him up for a lifetime of good health, it's essential to bolster the bacteria in his belly. As a microbiologist and a mom, I've got five science-based strategies for doing just that.

8 Children's Health Debates -- Solved

With all the conflicting medical advice out there, it's hard to know what's best for your child. And everyone -- from your neighbor to your mother-in-law -- seems to have a different opinion. We looked at the latest research and checked in with leading experts to put an end to eight great debates.

What Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

Here's what you need to know about this common illness.

Your Guide to Treating Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Help your child feel better if she gets the common virus known as HFMD.

Hand Hygiene Basics

Learn the two best techniques to keep hands clean and germ-free. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Turns Out, The 5-Second Rule Is Not Actually a Thing

Science has some bad news for five-second-rule believers.

The How (and Why) Behind 8 Healthy Habits to Instill in Your Kids

Tried talking to the kids about the importance of healthy habits like hand-washing? Don't just explain why they're important--show them.

I Tried Thinx Period Underwear and It's a TOTAL Game Changer

Say goodbye to tampons and pads forever. Thinx period underwear actually works!

Strategies for Keeping Your Family's Hands Clean

Discover smart strategies for keeping everyone's hands germ free.

10 Things Mommy Docs Do to Keep Their Kids Healthy

Want a better way to cut down on the number of sick days your child takes? Find out how mom-pediatricians keep their own families healthy year-round.

Get Dreaded Jobs Done!

Clipping nails. Giving medicine. Brushing teeth. We've got tips that will convince your kid to let you do even the things they hate.

6 Germ Hot-Spots--and How to Deal With Them

Some parents get so obsessive, they have trouble letting their kids be kids. We've got practical tips on how to do just that -- and still cut the risk of getting sick.

9 Kids' Health Rules That Are OK to Break

Does your child really need to bathe every day, brush after every meal or pop a daily vitamin? Find out which health habits kids can shrug off.

Safety Tips for Salon Birthday Parties

Hosting or attending a kids' salon party? Here's how to make sure you bring home the glitter, not the germs.

One-Third of Those Who Die from Foodborne Diseases Are Kids Under 5

Children younger than 5 account for 30 percent of deaths from foodborne illness, according to a new study.

Your Kid's Biggest Bath Time Problems, Solved By Real Moms

Whether you wash your kid once a day or once a week (no judgment here!), this advice will keep you both afloat in the bathroom.

5 Health Habits You Should Never Skip

Some heathy habits are OK to let slide on occasion. But these five habits should be non-negotiable with kids.