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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Common Health Problems in Infants
    Common Health Problems in Infants There are many health problems that affect children and require treatment, such as eczema, urinary tract infections, and asthma. In addition, there are other conditions that often go away without treatment. T...
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    Doctor's Visits
    When Your Toddler Is Sick
    When Your Toddler Is Sick Whenever you call your pediatrician for a consultation about your child's illness, she will need certain information. You will need to describe the symptom(s), when the symptoms first appeared, the order in which they a...
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    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Toddler Takes Sips of Wine and Beer
    Is it ever acceptable to let a two-year-old sip wine and beer? ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Scheduling Well-Baby Visits
    Scheduling Well-Baby Visits Childproofing Because no one knows how effectively the new varicella vaccine will provide long-term immunity, it may be better in the long run to contract chicken pox as a child and develop natural immunity to it than...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Diaper Rash
    How to Deal with Diaper Rash
    How to Deal with Diaper Rash Nearly every baby gets diaper rash at one time or another. Most diaper rashes are caused by urine that rests too long against the skin. Bacterial action transforms urine into ammonia, which can irritate and burn your...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    When to Call the Doctor
    When to Call the Doctor Certain conditions and symptoms demand professional attention. In general, call your pediatrician if your child has any of the following: A fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit Sweaty or clammy skin Unusual and persi...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Going to the Doctor's Alone
    Our expert believes that age 12 is too young to go to the doctor alone, particularly for a physical. ...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Doctor's Visits
    How to Get What You Want from the Pediatrician
    How to Get What You Want from the PediatricianDoctor, Teacher, Therapist, Friend Pediatrics is probably the happiest branch of medicine. Medical students choose it because they love children, and most seasoned pediatricians will tell you that the...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    How to Get What You Want from the Doctor
    How to Get What You Want from the DoctorSee Me, Hear Me, Take Me Seriously No matter what your age, gender, or position, you are the weaker sex in the doctor's office. The whole operation reeks of inequity. You're naked under a paper sheet, he's...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Make-Believe Hospital
    Make-Believe HospitalMaterials Stuffed animals Pillows Blankets White clothes for uniforms Thermometer Bandages Medicine measuring spoon Sling (cloth diaper or other material folded into a triangle)Directions Using friends, stuffed animals, or co...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Kids
    Growth and Physical Development
    Breast Buds in Toddlers
    Find out whether it's normal for a toddler to have breast buds, and whether a doctor's examination is warranted. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Make-Believe Dentist
    Make-Believe DentistMaterials Cup with water Bowl for spitting Paper napkin Flashlight Toothbrush Small toys for "prizes"Directions Because water is involved, this game is best played in the kitchen or bathroom. Take turns being the dentist and p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Doctor's Visits
    Going to the Doctor's Alone
    Our expert believes that age 12 is too young to go to the doctor alone, particularly for a physical. ...
  • Family Life
    Heart Problems
    Heart Murmurs
    Many kids have murmurs heard by the doctor, but not all types are necessarily a problem. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Rashes
    Baby Acne
    There are three common rashes that babies can have in the first few months of life. Find out when you should have a rash checked. ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Baby Hearing
    Hearing Problem Suspected in Infant
    Learn what steps to take if you suspect hearing loss in your infant. ...