Caring for a Sick Toddler

Caring for a sick toddler isn't easy. Try these ideas to ease his symptoms, learn about over-the-counter aides, and find out when you should take your sick toddler to the doctor.

Spoiler Alert: Sick Season Sucks for Parents

Cold and flu season is no laughing matter—but parents can use some comic relief when they're home with sick kids. After force-feeding every one vitamin C, here's what you really need to do to prep for the season of sickness. 
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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.
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7 Home Remedies for Tummy Aches

Your little one has a stomach ache? Try one of these natural home remedies to tame his tummy trouble.
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8 Things Doctors Can't Believe You Still Believe

I meet too many parents who are following outdated (and potentially dangerous) guidelines. Are you one of them? 
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5 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

Are you making these common errors when it comes to dosing your kids?
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Health Update: How to Soothe Kids' Colds Without Meds

Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines should no longer be given to children younger than 4, according to a new warning from the makers of these children's medications. So what do you do if you child's coughing the night away or sneezing nonstop? We asked top pediatricians how to help your child feel better and sleep soundly -- safely.
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More Caring for a Sick Toddler

What to Expect at the 1-Year Well Visit

We've put together a cheat sheet to help you prepare for your child's 1-year well checkup -- from what vaccines she'll get to which questions you should be sure to ask.
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9 Clever Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down

Ditch the spoonful of sugar. Use these proven strategies, from both doctors and real parents, when the "here comes the airplane" tactic fails.
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Health 101: Ear Infections

Suspect your kid's got an ear infection? Read this to find out why and what to do.