Health & Nutrition

Find advice on how to manage doctor visits and hospital stays, learn how to teach self-feeding skills and discover new medical treatments and research opportunities for children who are blind

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A Boy on the Beach

Health & Nutrition

Sun Safety for Kids: 4 Tips for a Safe & Fun Summer

Get ready to soak up some rays safely this summer! Learn how to provide sun exposure protection for your child beyond sunscreen and sunglasses.

A mother helping son to blow a nose in a park.

Health & Nutrition

5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses (And What To Do About Them)

Colds? Flu? Stomach bugs? Learn about 5 common childhood illnesses and what you can do to help your child feel better.

Girl eating white pills medicine tablet and drink glass of water.

Health & Nutrition

Making Medicine Manageable: Teaching Kids To Swallow Pills

Teaching your child how to swallow a pill is an important skill as they grow older. Find out how to do it here.

A tiny premature baby girl being fed by bottle by her mother.

Feeding and Eating, Special Needs

Feeding Therapy Approaches for Infants with Special Needs

Many children with special needs have feeding difficulties. Working with a speech therapist, being patient, and experimenting with textures can help.

A mother helping son to blow a nose in a park.

Health & Nutrition

5 Tips for Managing Spring Allergies in Kids

Spring allergies can cause uncomfortable symptoms. The best way to navigate allergies in kids is to identify triggers and avoid exposure.

Doctor giving the child new glasses for her vision.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Support, Visual Impairment

Coping with a Diagnosis: Emotional Support for Families with Visually Impaired Children

Families with emotional support are more resilient. Learn how to establish emotional support with peers, professionals, and the community to help your family thrive.

Father changing diapers his daughter toddler girl at home in bedroom.

Health & Nutrition

Help! Why Is My Child’s Poop Like Sand?

Changes in stool consistency can be caused by your child’s diet or certain medical conditions. A pediatrician can help you if you are concerned.

Amanda smiling.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes

Finding Joy and Strength in Raising a Child with Anophthalmia

When raising a child with anophthalmia, be patient, be kind to yourself, and take it one day at a time. Your child will fill your life with love!

Anophthalmia

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Anophthalmia: Navigating the Path from Diagnosis to Adaptation for Parents and Their Children

Anophthalmia is a rare disorder that results in childhood blindness. Early intervention services are important to help your baby maximize their potential.

Sensory experiences for an autistic boy.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

What is Visual Sensory Stimulation?

Age-appropriate strategies to develop a person’s visual processing abilities are an important part of meeting the body’s sensory needs.

Tired newborn baby boy rubbing eyes.

Health & Nutrition

Help! Why Is My Baby Rubbing Their Face So Aggressively?

Babies may rub their faces as a self-soothing mechanism when tired, teething, or experiencing allergies. It’s completely normal for babies to rub their faces.

Mother with her cute baby visiting pediatrician in clinic.

Health & Nutrition

Switching Gears: How to Find a New Pediatrician for Your Child

Make an informed decision so you can confidently switch doctors, ensuring a positive and supportive experience for your child's health and well-being.

Attentive girl looking at her doctor.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Stargardt’s Disease: Navigating the Challenges of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

Stargardt’s disease is the most common form of inherited retinal disease. Many accommodations are available to help with low vision and vision loss.

Frightened kid in spectacles looking from under table desk.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA): Early Diagnosis and Intervention Strategies

Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis is a genetic disease passed from parents to children that disrupts the development of the retina of the eye. This can lead to vision loss and even...

A macro view on the eye of a young child suffering from Aniridia.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Aniridia: A Closer Look at Congenital Absence of the Iris and Its Effects on Vision

Aniridia is a condition where part of all of the iris of the eyes is missing. It can lead to blurry vision, light sensitivity, or even blindness.

A young boy with his eyes closed.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Microphthalmia in Children: Understanding its Causes, Implications, and Management Strategies

Microphthalmia is a condition where the eye does not fully develop. There’s no cure, but early intervention can improve function for children with poor vision.

Cuisine

Feeding and Eating

Unexpected Foods That Cause Allergen Cross-Reactivity

A variety of unexpected foods and environmental substances can trigger an allergic reaction through cross-reactivity to food proteins.

An ophthalmologist examines a boy who complains of burning and pain in his eyes.

Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment

Congenital Glaucoma: Early Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options for Young Children

Congenital glaucoma is a disease where the pressure inside your baby’s eye is too high. This can damage the optic nerve and can even make your child go blind.

An anxious little girl.

Feeding and Eating

Easing Anxiety for Families Facing Food Allergies

Ongoing physical preparations and speaking openly about anxiety can ease the transition from diagnosis to living well with a food allergy.

Close up head shot loving young woman cuddling sweet adorable baby.

Health & Nutrition

Raising a Child With Hydrocephalus

Children with hydrocephalus need immediate treatment to avoid complications. If treated early, individuals that have hydrocephalus can live a full life.

Little girl teasing is putting fingers to nose with raspberry.

Feeding and Eating

Empowering Kids to Self-Manage Severe Food Allergies

With time, practice, and support, kids with food allergies can successfully manage their condition and necessary accommodations. Learn how right here.

Little latin boy reaching a toxic cleaning product.

Health & Nutrition

Preventing Accidental Poisoning: How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Harm

Kids can inadvertently get into materials that can be poisonous to them. Knowing what is poisonous and how to store it properly will help prevent harm.

Cute little children eating food at daycare centre.

Feeding and Eating

6 Tips for Food Allergy Safe Playdates

Food-allergic children can host and attend playdates. Open communication with the other child’s parents is important to ensure your child’s safety.

A young boy eating a tasty raspberry with yogurt.

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Feeding and Eating

13 Best Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids

The best gluten-free snacks for kids combine nutrients found in fruits and veggies with protein to provide optimal fuel for a growing child’s body.