Strawberry hemangiomas are a collection of tiny capillaries located on the skin. Most resolve without treatment by the time a child is 5 to 10 years.
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There is a lag time between being exposed to an infection and coming down with the disease. This time frame is called the incubation period.
Nowadays, doctors and parents need to be more precise in the way they give medicine to kids.
Febrile seizures occur in 3 percent of children between 6 months and 5 years. The seizure is triggered by the rapid rise in temperature that accompanies an illness.
I have made a point of telling new fathers that it’s “normal” for moms to bond to babies before they do.
Despite my confession, it used to drive me crazy to watch my kids gobble up pounds of candy every fall. My wife came up with a perfect solution to our dilemma.
While it helps to have friends or relatives assist you in taking care of the baby, what begins as a 5-minute visit can easily stretch to an hour or more.
Once parents start tummy time, lots of questions come up. How long should it last? How many times a day should we do it?
Cleaning this area often makes parents nervous. I recommend two things to make this easier.
When a person’s stomach fills with food, it triggers a reflex that stimulates peristalsis.
Parents often assume that babies are constipated if they strain or cry when they poop.
The medical name for a baby’s soft spot is called the anterior fontanel. This is an opening between the bones of the skull.
Umbilical hernias are caused by a weakness in the ring of muscles that surround the belly button.
Older kids almost always end up being surprised that the shot hurt less than they thought it would. Why does this happen?
Once you take your baby home, you should take rectal temperatures if you’re concerned that the baby is sick or has a fever.
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Most parents know that certain symptoms that can be associated with serious medical conditions. The most common ones are as follows:stiff neck may mean meningitisabdominal pain may mean...