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A mother woman holds an infant baby to regurgitate excess air after breastfeeding.

Health & Nutrition

My Baby Spit Up Mucus. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s normal for babies to occasionally spit up mucus, especially if they have a cold or congestion. Call the doctor if you see bloody or dark brown mucus.

concept of parent care to the child and over feeding in baby.

Health & Nutrition

When Does Reflux Peak in Babies?

Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition in babies. Most babies’ reflux peaks around 5 months old and stops around 12 months of age

Keto food.

Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition, Special Needs

Does the Ketogenic Diet Work for Kids with Epilepsy?

If your child has epilepsy, a ketogenic diet may reduce their seizures. Learn everything you need to know about a keto diet in this guide.

Young woman breastfeeding her baby in bedroom.

Feeding and Eating

Can You Overfeed a Newborn Baby?

While it’s rare to overfeed a newborn baby, some babies occasionally drink too much milk. Overfeeding can make your baby feel sick to their stomach.

Mom is angry to her gadgets addicted teenage daughter.

Health & Nutrition, Parenting

Digital Detox: 7 Tips To Unplug and Connect With Your Kids

A digital detox is a great way to increase family time and decrease everyone’s dependence on screens. Read our guide to jumpstart your family’s detox.

Happy baby wrapped in a towel lying on bed smiling and holding his ear.

Health & Nutrition

Why Does My Baby Keep Rubbing and Pulling Their Ear?

Most ear pulling in healthy babies is not a cause for concern. Contact your doctor if ear rubbing is accompanied by other symptoms of illness.

Girl is blowing her nose, allergic to flour.

Feeding and Eating

9 Tips for Managing Food Allergies in Kids

Keep your child safe from an allergic reaction by reading labels carefully, educating your child and their caretakers, and always having epinephrine nearby.

A cute little boy in a yellow T-shirt makes himself a fruit smoothie in the kitchen.

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Feeding and Eating

Easy & Nutritious Snacks for Kids To Make Themselves

Instill important values while also taking one less chore off your plate by teaching your kids to make these nutritious, easy snacks by themselves.

Crying baby on mother hands in room.

Health & Nutrition

Infant Dyschezia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Learn everything you need to know about infant dyschezia, a common gastrointestinal condition experienced by babies during their first few months of life.

Cute Caucasian little naked toddler baby girl sitting on towel after bathing and wipe body dry while young.

Health & Nutrition

Alternatives to Baby Powder: What to Use Instead

Talcum baby powder can cause health problems for infants and adults. Use a baby powder alternative like cornstarch to keep you and your loved ones safe.

A caring mother gives her baby son a tummy massage and helps to get rid of colic.

Health & Nutrition

My Newborn Farts a Lot. Should I Be Concerned?

Is your newborn gassy? While it’s normal for newborns to fart a lot, excessive gas or crying while passing gas may be a sign of a digestive problem.

Asian Thai Baby Girl Vomit on Bed after Drink Milk.

Health & Nutrition

Baby Spit-Up vs Vomit: Is There a Difference?

It’s normal for babies to spit up frequently, but vomiting indicates illness. Understanding the difference between spit-up vs. vomit is important for new parents.

Asian cute baby girl taking a gripe water after a meal.

Health & Nutrition

Does Gripe Water Help With Constipation, Colic, & Gas?

Parents often use gripe water to help with constipation, gas, and colic. Studies have yet to prove that this herbal remedy is effective. Here’s what you should know.

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Research Studies

Research Project for Fathers of Children With Disabilities

Being a dad of young children can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times, especially for fathers of children with additional needs.

Portrait of baby girl getting vaccine drops.

Feeding and Eating, Product Reviews

The 5 Best Gas Drops for Babies in 2023

The best baby gas drops relieve excessive gas due to swallowed air, crying, feeding issues, or food intolerance. See which one tops our list.

Small baby first bathing on mothers hands.

Health & Nutrition

How to Make an Oatmeal Bath for Diaper Rash

Oatmeal baths are an inexpensive and effective method for healing diaper rash and other skin conditions. Find out how to make a homemade oatmeal bath in this guide.

Young mother try to feeding a toddler boy with a spoon in a chair.

Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition

What to Feed a Toddler With Diarrhea (and What Not to!)

When your child has diarrhea, it is best to feed them easy-to-digest, low-fiber foods. Find out what you can feed a toddler with diarrhea, so they can feel better.

young mother who has just had her baby in the hospital holds the newborn in her arms gently patting him on the back to help him pass gas after feeding.

Health & Nutrition

Help! My Newborn Is Passing Gas but Not Pooping

It’s normal for babies to have gas. Passing gas but not pooping for several days may mean your baby is constipated, but there are some ways to help.

Asian mother Bathing her 7 month old daughter.

Health & Nutrition

How to Use a Baking Soda Bath to Treat Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is common among infants and young children. Giving your baby a baking soda bath can soothe their irritated skin from diaper rash.

A plate guard makes for a more successful meal!

Feeding and Eating, Special Needs

Reusable Food Guards Prevent Spills!

Using a plastic food guard can help your child feed themselves independently while avoiding spills and messes!

Mother with a crying baby due to teething.

Health & Nutrition

Can Teething Cause Diarrhea? What Parents Should Know

Diarrhea can occur while a child is teething and is usually related to other health conditions. There are a number of ways to help a child who is teething and...

The toddler girl is sick and lies in bed and coughs.

Health & Nutrition

Help! Why Is My Toddler Coughing at Night?

Viruses, smoke, or asthma can cause nighttime coughing. You can help your toddler by using a cool mist humidifier or giving them the correct medications.

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Feeding and Eating

What’s a Montessori Weaning Table (and Do You Need One?)

Wondering if your baby should use a weaning table or high chair? Learn about the benefits of using a Montessori weaning table when introducing solid foods.

Mother with little baby daughter teething at home.

Health & Nutrition

Can Teething Cause Congestion? What Parents Should Know

Teething can cause gum pain, drooling, and rashes in babies. However, congestion, fevers, and diarrhea are not typical teething symptoms.