Childrens Health and Parenting - Toddler

How Effective Is the Flu Shot, Really?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu shot annually. But does the vaccination truly prevent the virus?

Are Touch Screens Bad for Your Toddler?

The jury's still out, but it may pay to limit screen time for young tykes. Learn more.

Myths About Being Pregnant (or a New Mommy)

You'll hear lots of advice if you're pregnant or a new mom, but not all of it is correct. We'll help you sort the facts from the folklore.

Ouch! How to Handle a Paper Cut

It happens to everyone... and it hurts! Here's what to do when you or a loved one gets a paper cut.

What You Need to Know About Melamine

Will serving food on melamine plates make your family sick? It's possible. Read on for potential dangers of this budget-friendly tableware.

Hearing Problems in Toddlers: Diagnosis and Treatment

The first three years of life are vital for language development, and the sooner intervention begins, the better the chances of normal speech later.

9 Activities for Indoor Family Fun

Stuck inside with "nothing to do"? Your family will have a blast dancing, storytelling, and writing letters to long-distance relatives.

How to Be a Good Grandparent

Congratulations! You're a grandparent! Don't be nervous; you'll be a natural. Here are a few ideas to help you in your new role.

Sippy Cups May Be to Blame for Kids' Cavities

Dentists are urging parents to say "so long" to sippy cups for their children.

Growing Your Family? Tips to Help a Jealous Sibling

Expecting a new addition to the family? These tips will help ensure your newest bundle of joy doesn t send your firstborn into a tailspin.

Poison Control 101: How to Keep Kids Safe

It can happen in an instant. Learn how to prevent accidental poisoning and get key tips on what to do in an emergency.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It can result from a car accident or even a bad fall. Here's what you should know.

Chicken Pox Vaccine: Right for Your Child?

Here are the essentials to consider when deciding if your little one should be vaccinated.

A Dozen Healthy Family Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day for your family, but lunch is important too, not to mention snacks. Here are essential nutrition tips from a top expert.

How to Improve Your Morning Routine

Mornings are hectic. This checklist has quick and easy ideas you can start incorporating into your routine to day.

Treat Your Child's Flu: Dos and Don'ts

While some flu treatments may help your little one feel better, others could be downright dangerous. Here s important advice from a pediatrics expert.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Could Your Child Have This?

While some disobedience is a normal part of a child's development, overly troubling behavior is not. Watch out for these signs.

10 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Kitchen Must-Haves

Almond butter. Sweet potatoes. Avocados. Jicama. Keeping foods like these on hand will help your child look at healthy eating as less of a chore and more of a choice.

How Safe Is Your Child's Apple Juice?

Recent tests of arsenic levels in some popular apple juice brands have many parents restricting their kids' consumption or even banning this staple entirely from their homes. Overreaction or justified behavior?

6 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Share

Sharing doesn't come easy to kids but some simple tactics can help make it bearable, and even fun, for your little one.

Is Your Child's Brown Bag Lunch Safe to Eat?

Here are recommendations that will keep your child's brown bag from spoiling, and possibly making her sick.

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

You've heard they do. You've heard they don't. So, what are the experts saying about the real risk?

Ready, Set, Summer! 6 Toddler Safety Smarts

Summer is here and the living is easy, unless you're the parent of a toddler, that is. Since little ones love exploring with their hands and their mouths, there are some extra safety hazards you should be aware of before releasing your child into the wild.

BPA Plastic: 7 Safety Steps

Keeping safe from toxic chemicals is no easy task these days. Here are practical steps you can take to minimize exposure.

Give Back: Volunteer to Help Kids

Giving a little bit of your self can make an enormous difference in the life of a sick child. Here are some ideas to get you started.

6 Sun Smarts for Babies and Toddlers

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. So, when fresh air and sunshine beckons your family outside to play, be sure to pack sunscreen along with your diapers, snacks, and other essentials. Here's all you need to know.

What's Behind Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

When a parent makes her own child ill in order to receive sympathy and attention from health-care professionals, it is one of the most harmful forms of child abuse.

Melatonin: Safe Solution for Sleepless Kids?

The importance of sleep can't be over stated. But in our 24/7 society, many children have trouble drifting off. Melatonin works as a sleep-aid for many adults, so is it a good option for kids, too?

Get Your Picky Eater to Eat Breakfast

The importance of a nutritious breakfast can't be overstated and that means you might need to get creative.
 
 

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