Expert Advice

  • Immunizations and Vaccines

    RotaTeq Vaccine Prevents Diarrhea in ChildrenThe RotaTeq vaccine is recommended as part of routine childhood immunization in the U.S.
  • Doctor's Visits

    Going to the Doctor's AloneOur expert believes that age 12 is too young to go to the doctor alone, particularly for a physical.
  • Teething and Dental Care

    Eleven-Month-Old Hasn't Cut TeethThe first tooth usually erupts (come through the gums) between 5 to 7 months, although it can be as early as 3 months and as late as 15 months. At 11 months of age, you need not worry that your nephew has not cut any teeth.
  • SIDs

    Immunizations and SIDSA mother asks whether there is no link between immunizations and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Vaccine Schedule

    Are Extra Doses of Vaccines Harmful?Learn whether it is harmful to give extra doses of the routine childhood vaccines, and how you can prevent that from happening. Dr. Shari Nethersole, a physician at the Boston Children's Hospital weighs in.
  • Heart Problems

    Heart MurmursMany kids have murmurs heard by the doctor, but not all types are necessarily a problem.
  • Car Seats

    Infants in Car SeatsFind out how long a child should be kept in a rear-facing car seat.
  • Immunizations and Vaccines

    Prevnar Vaccine for Toddler?Prevnar (PCV7) is approved for routine administration to all children less than two years of age, beginning at two months of age.
  • Baby Hearing

    Hearing Problem Suspected in InfantLearn what steps to take if you suspect hearing loss in your infant.
  • Baby and Toddler Health Issues

    Is It Okay for Toddlers to Take Sips of Wine and Beer?Is it ever acceptable to let a two-year-old sip wine and beer?
  • Rashes

    Baby AcneThere are three common rashes that babies can have in the first few months of life. Find out when you should have a rash checked.
  • Colic

    Treating ColicParents need lots of teaching and support in dealing with colic.
  • Teething and Dental Care

    Easing Teething PainGiving a baby something hard to chew on can help to ease teething pain.
  • Crying Baby

    Can Crying Cause a Hernia?A mother fears that allowing her baby to cry for longer than five minutes might cause a hernia.
  • Thrush

    ThrushThrush is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth, and it's common in infants under a year of age. Learn how to treat it.
  • General Care and Hygiene

    Labial AdhesionsLabial adhesions are a very common condition in girls. Here's how to tell when treatment is needed.
  • Immunizations and Vaccines

    Do We Have to Get Flu Shots Every Year?A yearly flu shot is the best way to protect yourself against the types of influenza expected each year.
  • Immunizations and Vaccines

    Should Immunization Be Delayed?Learn whether it is safe to administer live vaccines to a child while his mother is pregnant.
  • Bathing Babies and Toddlers

    Circumcision and Penile Adhesions in InfantIf a small amount of foreskin remains, it is appropriate to gently pull it back each day during a bath or diaper change. Sometimes the surfaces of skin do stick to each other, resulting in adhesions. These adhesions can be pulled apart with gentle pressure.
  • Baby and Toddler Health Issues

    Urinary Tract Infections in InfantsIn very young babies, urinary tract infections are generally caused by bacteria germs that reach the urinary tract via the bloodstream.