Infant and Toddler Care

Feeding Issues

Weaning Problems

Weaning Problems

Weaning Problems Breast or bottle feeding can be considered prolonged after about 18 months of age, but delayed weaning is not always a problem. The older toddler who only occasionally nurses or (Continue Reading...)

Weaning: Normal

Weaning: Normal

Weaning: Normal Weaning is the replacement of bottle or breast feedings (nipple feedings) with drinking from a cup and eating solid foods. Weaning occurs easily and smoothly unless the breast o(Continue Reading...)

Solid (Strained) Foods

Solid (Strained) Foods

Solid (Strained) Foods Age For Starting Solid Foods The best time to begin using a spoon to feed your child is when he can sit with some support and voluntarily move his head to engage in the feedin(Continue Reading...)

Formula Feeding

Formula Feeding

Formula Feeding Breast milk is best for babies, but breast feeding isn't always possible. Use an infant formula if: You decide not to breast feed. You need to discontinue breast feeding and(Continue Reading...)

Breast Feeding Guide

Breast Feeding Guide

Breast Feeding Guide Babies who are breast fed have fewer infections and allergies during the first year of life than babies who are fed formula. Breast milk is also inexpensive and served at the(Continue Reading...)

Appetite Slump In Toddlers

Appetite Slump In Toddlers

Appetite Slump In Toddlers Characteristics of a child with a normal decline in appetite: It seems to you that your child doesn’t eat enough, is never hungry, or won’t eat unless you spoon fee(Continue Reading...)

General Care

Teething

Teething

Teething Teething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Your baby's first tooth may appear any time between the ages of 3 months and 1 year. Most children have co(Continue Reading...)

Spitting Up (Reflux)

Spitting Up (Reflux)

Spitting Up (Reflux) Reflux or regurgitation is the spitting up of one or two mouthfuls of stomach contents. It is usually seen during or shortly after feedings. In contrast to vomiting, the milk(Continue Reading...)

Normal Newborn Skin Care

Normal Newborn Skin Care

Normal Newborn Skin Care Bathing You can bathe your baby daily if you would like, especially in warm weather. Keep the water level below the navel or give sponge baths until a few days after the(Continue Reading...)

Newborn Rashes And Birthmarks

Newborn Rashes And Birthmarks

Newborn Rashes And Birthmarks After the first bath, your newborn will normally have a ruddy complexion from the extra high count of red blood cells. He can quickly change to a pale- or mottled-bl(Continue Reading...)

Newborn Appearance And Behavior

Newborn Appearance And Behavior

Newborn Appearance And Behavior Newborn Appearance Even after your child's physician assures you that your baby is normal, you may find that she looks a bit odd. Your baby does not have the perfec(Continue Reading...)

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash

Diaper Rash Any rash in the skin area covered by a diaper. Diaper Rash Causes Almost every child gets diaper rashes. Most are due to prolonged contact with moisture, bacteria, and ammonia. The (Continue Reading...)

Crying Baby (Colic)

Crying Baby (Colic)

Crying Baby (Colic) DEFINITION Unexplained crying Intermittent crying one or two times per day Healthy child (not sick or in pain) Well-fed child (not hungry) Bouts of crying usually las(Continue Reading...)

Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap Yellow scales and crusts attached to the scalp. Scales can be greasy or dry. Not itchy or painful. Begins in the first 2 to 6 weeks of life. Is usually gone by 6 months of age(Continue Reading...)