Infant and toddler health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Whether you're a new parent or a seasoned veteran, you might have questions about infant and toddler health. Which vaccines does your child need? What's the best way to take your child's temperature? What should you expect at well-child exams? What are the latest developments in infant and toddler health?

The more you know about infant and toddler health, the more comfortable you'll feel caring for your child. Start by sharing your questions about infant and toddler health with your child's doctor. Remember, nothing is too trivial when it comes to your child's health.

Also, find out how to reach your child's doctor between visits. Questions about infant and toddler health can surface at any time — and knowing help is available can offer precious peace of mind.

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Oct. 01, 2021

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