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With these tips and gradual transition, your child will adapt to the new routine.
These questions are part of a history your doctor will want to take in investigating possible causes of hair loss.
At some point, your toddler may expand his/her palate, so don’t be afraid to continue to offer these food groups.
It is often difficult to know when to go to the hospital.
This is a very important question. While we do not know the exact causes of SIDS, we do know that sleep position is critical for decreasing the risk.
Asthma is a chronic airway disease. The symptoms of asthma might not always be the same and range from mild and occasional to severe and chronic.
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?