In-depth

Acetaminophen and children

Babies and solid foods

Baby naps

Daytime sleep is crucial to your baby's growth and development. Follow these tips to help your baby nap.

Baby sleep

Baby's head shape: What's normal?

Bathing your newborn

Worried about your baby's first bath? Here's what you need to know to get the job done.

Breast milk storage

Breast-feeding and medications

When you're breast-feeding, medications aren't necessarily off-limits — but caution is important. Get answers to common questions about breast-feeding and medications.

Breast-feeding nutrition: Tips for moms

Breast-feeding support

Breast-feeding has numerous benefits, but it's not always easy. If your partner is breast-feeding, understand what you can do to support her.

Breast-feeding tips

Breast-feeding twins

Breast-feeding vs. formula-feeding

Breast-feeding: Pumping tips

Burn safety

Burns can happen in the blink of an eye. To protect your child, take simple precautions at home and outdoors.

Car seat safety

Caring for a premature baby

Child development

What does the way your child plays and speaks say about his or her development? Find out.

Childhood vaccines

Wonder about the benefits and risks of childhood vaccines? Get answers to your questions.

Childhood vaccines

Children's swimming

Choosing a breast pump

Cold medicines for kids

Crying baby

Most newborns cry a lot. Just ask any new parent! Find out why babies cry — and how to handle the tears.

Crying baby? How to keep your cool

All babies cry, but the tears can take a toll. Trust your ability to care for your baby — and know when to seek help.

Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?

Extended breast-feeding

Fall safety for kids

In the course of their daily adventures, children have plenty of opportunities to fall down. These simple precautions can help keep your child safe.

Hand-washing tips

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Infant choking prevention

Worried about infant choking? Understand what you can do to prevent a choking emergency.

Infant development: Ages 10 to 12 months

Infant development: Ages 4 to 6 months

Infant development: Ages 7 to 9 months

Infant development: Birth to 3 months

Infant formula basics

Choosing an infant formula can be confusing. Understand types of formula, the difference between generic and brand-name formula, and more.

Infant formula preparation

Wonder if you're preparing your baby's infant formula correctly? Follow this step-by-step guide.

Infant massage

Introducing a new sibling

Iron deficiency in children

Wonder if your child is getting enough iron? Get the facts about iron deficiency in children.

Language development

When will baby start babbling, say a few words or respond to "no"? Follow this guide to speech and language milestones.

Limiting screen time

Worried about how much time your child spends in front of a screen? Here's help changing your child's routine.

New dad tips

Newborn care: 10 tips

Bringing home baby is a major milestone. Appreciate the joy your newborn inspires — and cope with the rest one day at a time.

Newborn feeding basics

Pacifiers and your baby

Potty training

Preventing lead exposure

Returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after you've had a baby can be daunting. Follow these tips to balance your work and family life.

Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex

Sick baby?

Infant illnesses are common. Know which signs and symptoms deserve a call to the doctor — and which require emergency care.

Signs of successful breast-feeding

Single-parenting tips

Sleep tips for new parents

Spitting up in babies

Does your baby spit up after every feeding? Although it's messy, you probably don't need to worry. Spitting up is usually harmless.

Stroller safety

Curious about stroller safety? Understand how to prevent stroller accidents.

Talking with your child's caregivers and teachers about food allergies

Teething

Temper tantrums

What should you do when your toddler's temper is out of control? Or your preschooler has a meltdown? Here's advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

Thermometer basics

Wonder how to take your child's temperature? Which type of thermometer to use? When to call the doctor? Understand thermometer basics.

Thermometers: Understand the options

Considering buying a thermometer? Know the different types of thermometers and which style will work best for your family.

Toddler parenting tips

Parenting a toddler isn't easy. Consider simple strategies to encourage good behavior.

Umbilical cord care: Do's and don'ts for parents

Water safety

Weaning tips

Wondering about weaning? Know when the time is right and how to get started.

Well-baby exam

Well-baby exams are an important part of your baby's health care — and a great time to ask questions about caring for your baby.

Aug. 07, 2013