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The doctors think my one-year-old may have asthma, but they have to wait until he’s two to make a firm diagnosis. Do you have any tips on how I should manage this until then?
This is pretty common behaviour for children under three and is fueled by curiosity.
Canker sores should not cause fever or generalized illness. If your child has these symptoms, then see your health care practitioner.
I’m toilet-training my toddler, and I heard that “holding it” can lead to a urinary tract infection. What are they and how do I know if my child has one?
My two-year-old is so constipated. What are suppositories and are they a good idea?
What’s the difference between bacterial and viral infections?
I’m worried about my child going outside in the cold and getting frostbite. How will I know if he has it and how do I treat it?
This is a habit we want to teach our children from the very start.
There are several things to watch for in this situation.
It is normal for children to explore and at this age, your child wants to explore the world.