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Stay informed and keep your child happy and healthy with our comprehensive children's health information.

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June 19, 2024/Children's Health

Teen Not Talking? Here’s How To Break the Silence

Talking in the car, resisting the urge to judge and asking specific questions can help rebuild rapport

Baby getting nasal irrigation
June 17, 2024/Children's Health

Neti Pot for Babies: Is Nasal Irrigation Safe?

Yes, it’s safe for babies starting at about 9 months old and can help clear nasal mucus

Parents applying sunscreen to their toddler at the beach
June 12, 2024/Children's Health

Sunscreen for Babies: When Can You Use Sunscreen and What Kind Is Safest?

Babies shouldn’t wear sunscreen before 6 months old, so opt for shade and cooler parts of the day for outdoor fun time

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June 12, 2024/Parenting

How To Find an LGBTQIA-Friendly Pediatrician for Your Child

Local LGBT centers, online directories, visual cues and gender-affirming care or non-discrimination policies can all be helpful resources and cues

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June 11, 2024/Children's Health

Cycle Smart: 8 Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Make sure their bike is the right size, find a helmet that fits properly and teach them the rules of the road

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June 7, 2024/Children's Health

When Can Babies Go in the Pool?

Wait until they’re at least 6 months old before your little one takes their first dunk

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June 4, 2024/Children's Health

How Much Sleep Kids Need: Recommended Hours by Age

From newborn through teen years, your child’s sleep needs will change

Caregiver and child eating pizza together
June 3, 2024/Children's Health

Lasting Impact: The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Obesity

Early weight gain can lead to health issues like heart disease, diabetes and cancer

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How Common Is Autism?

Current research suggests 1 out of every 36 children in the U.S. has ASD — and that’s probably an undercount

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May 29, 2024/Parenting

Sharing Isn’t Always Caring: The Risks and Dangers of ‘Sharenting’

Posting intimate details of your child’s life on social media, like their birth date and school name, can have serious consequences

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