Now that you’ve brought your baby safely into the world, there are some important things you should know to help you keep your little one healthy, safe, and happy throughout the formative years.
Remember that "terrible twos" phase of a child's life also can be the "terrific twos." Watching your children grow and learn is an enriching experience.
Safe Kids Worldwide estimates that three out of four children too small for seatbelts are incorrectly restrained in car seats or booster seats.
Parents and pediatricians should know how to detect hearing problems at various stages during a child's first three years of life.
Your child should see a dentist six months after eruption of the first tooth, experts say. The dentist can provide or recommend preventative information regarding baby bottle tooth decay, infant feeding practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits and finger-sucking habits.
With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?
It's important to encourage good eating habits, while allowing kids to enjoy the fun of the holiday.
Jogging strollers come in a variety of shapes and sizes to match almost anyone's needs, including parents with twins or children with physical disabilities.
No one is fond of change, and big changes during the holidays can be particularly difficult to cope with for everyone involved.
Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!
As a parent of a young child, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing who will care for your child while you’re at work.
Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.
You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.
Having a baby is a life-changing experience, and there's no way to know just how exhilarating and challenging the first few months can be.
A car with an air bag is considered safer than a car without one. But for children under 12 years old, air bags can be dangerous.
The leading substance-abuse threat to children may be as close as your refrigerator. About 10 million adolescents drink alcohol. In fact, minors drink 19 percent of the alcohol consumed in the United States.
Installing your child's car seat properly and using it every time your son or daughter rides in the car is one of the best ways to help keep him or her safe in case of an accident.
Quality time should be woven into our lives. As our children get older and slip away, we need to stop worrying about the extraordinary and think more about the ordinary."
Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.
You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.
Is your new baby getting enough iron? It’s important to know. The mineral provides fuel for growth spurts, brain development and more. Find out the exact amount your new baby needs and good food sources of iron.
Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.
Because most brain development takes place after birth, parents have many opportunities to contribute to the brain's healthy development.
To keep the scales of work and life balanced, you must be organized. This means you must not only organize your stuff, but also your time.
Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.
Experts say players can avoid injury by strengthening muscles through a supervised weight-training program before the season. That helps prevent injuries to knees and ankles, the most common court injuries.
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have risen steadily to affect nearly 10 million women (and 1 million men).