Well-Baby Checkups Articles

  • 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?

  • Infant Hearing

    For effective intervention and rehabilitation to occur, infants should be tested in the newborn nursery or they may never be tested until specific symptoms of hearing loss are observed by parents or care takers.

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • SMART Tips on Reversing a Denied Health Insurance Claim

    Insurance company denying your claim? Insurance companies will pay for services if you follow their rules of engagement. Follow these SMART tips and get it handled!

  • Interviewing Prospective Doctors

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses how to determine who the "best doctor in town" for you. One tip: Ask nurses in that field whom they would recommend. Nurses see both the professional and personal sides of doctors.

  • Anesthesia and Children

    My son needs ear tube surgery -- how dangerous is the anesthesia?