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Infants and Toddlers

  • A Chubby Baby Is Not a Sign of Obesity
    With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?
  • Circumcision
    Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis.
  • Colic
    Though the name sounds like a disease, colic is really just a term for excessive crying in an infant. Unfortunately, nobody knows for sure what causes colic, but there are several theories and possible risk factors for the condition.
  • Constipation in Children
    Common causes of constipation in children: a low-fiber diet, not enough fluids, lack of exercise, and emotional issues.
  • Diapers/Diaper Rash
    You have two choices in diapers—cloth or disposable, and each type has advantages. You must decide which works best for your child and family.
  • Diarrhea in Children
    Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency of stool—or both—when compared with a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own.
  • Fever in A Newborn
    Detailed information on fevers in children
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
    If your baby seems fussy and you’ve fed and changed him, he may have an upset stomach or colic. But don’t worry, there are lots of things you can do to make your little one more comfortable and keep both of you calm.
  • Inguinal Hernia
    An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs in your groin region, the area between the lower part of your abdomen and your thigh. Inguinal hernias occur because of a weakening of the muscles in the lower abdomen
  • Many Youngsters Suck Their Thumbs
    Young children often suck on their thumbs. It's perfectly normal, even though some parents fret about it.
  • Measuring a Baby's Temperature
    Most physicians recommend taking a baby's temperature rectally, by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.
  • Newborn Crying
    Crying is the way babies communicate. They cry because of hunger, discomfort, frustration, fatigue, and even loneliness.
  • Reflux
    Gastroesophageal reflux is very common in infants, although it can occur at any age. It is the most common cause of vomiting during infancy.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap)
    Cradle cap can occur on the scalp, diaper area, face, neck, and trunk. Symptoms include dry or greasy scales.
  • Separation Anxiety
    Separation anxiety usually begins around 6 months of age. Babies may suddenly be afraid of familiar people such as babysitters or grandparents.