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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.
Should I be concerned about my child's never-ending cold?
The answer is a resounding yes. Tobacco smoke is one of the most common asthma triggers.
My child had the chickenpox vaccine when he was a baby but now has the chickenpox (he’s eight). Is it possible the vaccine didn’t take? Have you ever heard of that?
There seems to be a lot of confusion around when to start feeding solid food to babies. Doctors say six months but my four-month-old is ravenous. When can I give her rice cereal?