Children’s Health Team

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When Should My Toddler Start Slimming Down?

Tags: BMI, growing pains of parenting, healthy weight

Don't want your toddler to lose those cheeks and belly, but not sure if it's time? Our Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician explains when kids ought to start becoming more trim and how to promote a healthy weight.


What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

What to Do if Your Child Has Eczema

Tags: allergies, dermatologist, dermatology, eczema, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

If your child has patches of red, scaly skin, it may be eczema. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains this common condition — also called atopic dermatitis — and how to best treat it.


Recipe: Healthy Lasagna Rolls

Recipe: Healthy Lasagna Rolls

Tags: healthy diet, Recipes, whole grains

Looking for a warming, filling dish that's healthy and will please both you and the kids alike? It sounds like a tall order, but it's not too good to be true. Try our easy lasagna rolls tonight!


Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

Is Laundry Detergent Causing Your Child’s Skin Rash?

Tags: allergic reaction, clothing, dermatitis, dermatologist, dermatology, growing pains of parenting, skin allergies

If your child has developed a new itchy rash, it's possible your detergent is to blame. Our Cleveland Clinic pediatric dermatologist explains how to sort out if it's your load of laundry or not.


Baby-close-up

How Genetics Affect Head Size and Brain Development in Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, Cowden Syndrome, PTEN

A study related to children with autism, large head size and a genetic mutation sheds light on brain development — and offers a road map for future therapy and research.


Sports Mom with son

Are You a Good Sports Parent? These 5 Tips Can Help You

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, sports, youth sports

Wherever you are on your path as a sports parent, it’s good to stop and examine your approach to their activity. Do you pay enough attention? Are you pushing your child a little too hard? Read these tips on how you can improve.


Little Girl With a Plate of Cookies for Santa

7 Best Ways to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids with Holiday Sweets

Tags: childhood nutrition, growing pains of parenting, holiday season, holidays, parenting

Use these tips so you don’t overindulge your kids with sweets this holiday season. Learn how to give them the gift of moderation.


The Pros and Cons of Flame-retardant Pjs

Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Tags: chemicals, clothing, growing pains of parenting, holidays

While the fire retardant chemicals used in kids’ pajamas may protect them, they may also cause harm to them. Read what a pediatrician has to say about these chemicals.


Mother and child gift

5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Tags: Be Well e-News, children’s health, holiday season, safety, toy safety

If you're buying toys for youngsters this holiday season, don’t forget to make sure that your gifts are age-appropriate and safe. Here's expert advice on making wise choices.


deodorant with razor

Top Hygiene Tips for Your Tween

Tags: germs, growing pains of parenting, hygiene, parenting, puberty

What should you do when your fifth grader asks you if she can start wearing deodorant? Find out what Cleveland Clinic Children's experts recommend for both body odor and shaving in tweens.