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Acetaminophen and children

Babies and solid foods

Is your baby interested in what you're eating? Can he or she sit with support? It might be time to introduce solid foods.

Baby naps

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

Baby naps

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

Baby sleep

It's never too soon to encourage good sleep habits. Find out how to help your baby sleep through the night.

Baby's head shape

Many newborns have slightly lopsided heads. Here's help promoting a more symmetrical head shape.

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

Wonder how to properly store your expressed breast milk? Here's help.

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 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

Good nutrition during breast-feeding is essential. Find out what to eat — and what to avoid.

Breast-feeding nutrition: Tips for moms

Good nutrition during breast-feeding is essential. Find out what to eat — and what to avoid.

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 might take more practice — and patience — than you ever imagined. Here's help understanding the basics.

Breast-feeding twins

Curious about breast-feeding twins or other multiples? Understand the benefits of breast-feeding for multiples and how to get started.

Breast-feeding twins

Curious about breast-feeding twins or other multiples? Understand the benefits of breast-feeding for multiples and how to get started.

Breast-feeding vs. formula-feeding

Wondering about the differences between breast milk and formula? Find out the basics.

Breast-feeding: Pumping tips

Pumping milk while you're away from your baby can help you continue breast-feeding for as long as possible. Here's help maintaining your milk supply.

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

Caring for a premature baby can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Here's help.

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

Are diapers allowed in public pools? Is it OK to swim with ear tubes? Here's practical advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

Choosing a breast pump

If you're breast-feeding your baby, a breast pump might offer welcome flexibility. Here's help deciding which type of pump is best for you.

Cold medicines for kids

Cough and cold medicines can be risky for young children. Find out how to treat your child's cold.

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

Is extended breast-feeding right for you and your baby? Find out about breast-feeding beyond infancy.

Extended breast-feeding

Is extended breast-feeding right for you and your baby? Find out about breast-feeding beyond infancy.

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

Want to avoid illness? Wash your hands! Consider simple 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 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

Infant massage can be relaxing for you and your baby. Find out what's involved.

Introducing a new sibling

Worried about how your older child will react to a new baby in the family? Get tips to help your child adjust.

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

About to become a new dad? Congratulations! Understand what you can do to prepare for your life as a parent.

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

Are you baffled by your newborn's feeding style and schedule? Make sense of the process with these practical tips.

Pacifiers and your baby

Pacifiers are considered must-have baby gear by many parents. Pacifiers, however, can have drawbacks. Understand pacifier do's and don'ts.

Potty training

Is your child ready for potty training? Find out when to start and how to ensure your child's success.

Preventing lead exposure

Don't allow lead exposure to harm your child's health and development. Know the common sources of lead exposure and how to avoid them.

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.

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

You can't measure breast-feeding sessions in ounces or milliliters — but that's OK. Find out how to make sure your baby is getting enough milk.

Single-parenting tips

Sleep tips for new parents

For most new parents, a good night's sleep is only a dream. Follow these tips to get some much needed rest.

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.

Teething

Teething babies are often cranky and irritable. Here's help easing the pain — for both of you.

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

A newborn's umbilical cord stump isn't pretty — but fear not. Simply keep it clean and dry until it falls off.

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