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What’s The Best Treatment For Diaper Rash?

What can I do for my baby’s diaper rash? more

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7 Home Remedies For Ear Infections

Here's how to relieve your child's discomfort from ear pain. more


AAP Shares 4 Skin-Care Tips For Children With Eczema

Since my 7-year-old child was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (“eczema”) as an infant, year after year, the change of season has caused his symptoms to flare. Since, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on Dermatology, “environmental factors”... more

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Will Moisturizers Help With Eczema?

My baby has mild eczema. His pediatrician suggested putting a moisturizer on his skin every day to prevent symptoms. Is this really necessary? more


Is There A Right Way To Wash Hands?

What are the best handwashing techniques to teach my children to properly wash their hands? more


7 Ways To Cope With Coughs

Strategies for dealing with the cough that just won’t go away. more


Flu Spray Preferred For Children Ages 2–8

It has become a truism of public health: Another year, another flu vaccination. Since 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person 6 months of age or older receive the flu vaccine. For... more


What Parents Need To Know About EV-D68

Updated February 10, 2015 “Keep your hands away from your face,” I tell my 7-year-old nailbiter. “You don’t want to put germs in your mouth.” It’s the same thing I’ve said to him many times over the past few months,... more


Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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Helmet Therapy May Not Help Infant Skull Flattening

Helmet therapy is a common and costly treatment for infants who develop positional skull deformity—a medical condition known as plagiocephaly that is often marked by a flattening of the back of the child’s head during the first few months of... more