Newborns are at greater risk for illness due to an immature immune system. Find out how you can protect your baby from bacteria and viruses, especially during their first few months of life.
Pacifier, binky or soothie: Whatever you call them, pacifiers stir up debate. Should you give one to your baby? Read about pacifier pros and cons.
If you have a four-month old, you’ve probably wondered if it’s time to sleep train your baby. But how do you actually do it? And how long should it take? A pediatrician explains how to sleep train your baby.
Your child’s pediatrician is a key player in your child’s health and well-being. These steps will help you find the right one.
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Knowing when you should call your doctor regarding your newborn is critical. A pediatric specialist details when you should call and why.
Most newborns get a blood test in the first few days of life that comes by various names: “heel prick” test, newborn blood spot test or PKU test. Find out what conditions the test can detect.
Tummy time helps babies develop motor skill and strengthens muscles that allow them to lift their head up, roll and, eventually crawl.
Does your baby have a sunken in or bulging soft spot? Here’s what different changes to your baby’s fontanelle could mean.
The latest trend in “natural” birthing involves wiping a mother’s vaginal fluid on a baby born by C-section, hoping to expose him to beneficial bacteria that could help build his immune system. But OB-GYNs say vaginal seeding could potentially transfer viral infections to a baby.
Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect in the United States, affecting nearly one in 100 births every year. Most heart defects are caught during pregnancy, but some are not. Know what symptoms to look for.