Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.
When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.
Here are several tips: Make sure your child has all the needed immunizations; take your child for regular checkups with the doctor; and protect your child by placing him or her in the proper car seat.
Just like you, your kids need to be active most, if not all, days of the week. So, take a family bike ride or plan family outings that involve physical activity, like going to the zoo or to play miniature golf.
You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.
Is your snack bowl ready for Halloween? Before you fill it with marshmallow candy and chocolate bars, give a thought to good nutrition. It's possible to offer tasty but more nutritious treats this year.
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with
abuse or addiction.
Blood flowing through the heart is usually silent. A heart murmur is blood flow that makes a noise. Turbulent blood flow in or near the heart creates extra heart sounds, which can be heard with a stethoscope. This video explains how a heart murmur occurs and when it is a cause for concern.
The family's well-worn couch. Grandpa's favorite old chair. Of all the things parents may worry about, these items probably don’t make the list. But according to a new study, maybe they should, particularly if they contain flame retardants.
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