Well-Baby Checkups

  • Well-child visits: Your baby's two-week checkup

    Your well-child visits can serve as a simple guide to new baby care. Here's what you can expect at your child's two-week checkup.

  • Pediatricians -- Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Baby

    What should you look for in a pediatrician? We've pulled together questions for the office staff and doctor to help you narrow down your choices and find a pediatrician who meshes with your schedule and your needs.

  • When Your Child is Afraid of Needles

    Is your child deathly afraid of needles and due to get a booster shot soon? Here are a few suggestions that may help with this common and stressful situation.

  • Communication: Does Your Child Have a Hearing or Speech Problem?

    Communication skills begin way before your baby utters that first word. Is your child's hearing and talking on target? Take a look and see.

  • New Ways of Diagnosing Autism in Infancy

    Autism often isn't discovered until age 5. Children diagnosed at this age miss opportunities to get therapy during the time their brains are growing and most easily shaped.

  • Babies Can Catch Cavities from Mom

    Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that babies can catch even from their moms. Protect your baby from dental cavities with our helpful how-to's.

  • Your Toddler's First Trip to the Dentist

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first visit by your tot's first birthday. You're on board. Now, how can you prepare your barely walking kiddo for a visit to the dentist?

  • Baby's Blood Type

    Curious about your baby's blood type? It's among the most vital information to remember about your child!

  • Acetaminophen: No More Baby Drops

    Your baby's got a fever. You rush to the store, reach for the acetaminophen baby drops and can't find them! What happened?

  • Choosing a Green Pediatrician

    As you did when choosing an ob/gyn, you want to find a pediatrician who is top-notch medically. How much better if he or she is also on the journey to an environmentally sustainable perspective on pediatrics!

  • When Does Spitting Up Signify a Problem?

    My newborn has a lot of spit ups. When should I worry?

  • Communication: Does Your Child Have a Hearing or Speech Problem?

    Communication skills begin way before your baby utters that first word. Is your child's hearing and talking on target? Take a look and see.

  • Preventing Colds and Flus

    Studies show that women are more prone to colds and flus after having children -- and kids themselves are exposed to germs continually in childcare and preschool. So it's smart to take up arms against those microbial invaders!

  • Has Your Baby's Hearing Been Screened?

    Most children hear and listen from birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But that's not true for all children. In fact, about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing

  • Managing the Work-Family Dilemma

    Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?

  • When Your Child is Afraid of Needles

    Is your child deathly afraid of needles and due to get a booster shot soon? Here are a few suggestions that may help with this common and stressful situation.

  • Getting the Most out of Your Visit to the Pediatrician

    A trip to the pediatrician can be an anxious time for parents as they are often worried about their child's health. The following tips should ensure you get the most out of your visit.

  • 18 Month Well Toddler Visit

    Tomorrow is Kayley's 18 month well visit. I can hardly believe my girl is 18 months old, ALREADY! I am a mom to a 1 1/2 year old. Oh my gosh! Someone needs to invent a time slow-down watch as she is growing up to fast. I am excited to see how much she has grown since her last appointment; I will update her stats tomorrow!

  • working mom

    What is your working mother method? Some really helpful info on the choices that working mothers make. www.primarydilemma.com

  • Pediatricians -- Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Baby

    What should you look for in a pediatrician? We've pulled together questions for the office staff and doctor to help you narrow down your choices and find a pediatrician who meshes with your schedule and your needs.