Preschooler Health

Tips On How To Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies!

By Inhabitots

You may have lucked out with a child who loves to eat fresh vegetables, but many parents face a tall order when it comes to getting their kids to eat anything "green," or red, purple or yellow for that matter, if it's in fact a vegetable. » Read more

6 Diet Tips for Kids Who Need to Gain Weight

By Alicia Purdy

Everywhere you look these days, it seems like the spotlight is on overweight kids. Childhood obesity is a growing concern, particularly in the U.S. It's a much-discussed topic among parents, doctors, health experts, teachers and everyone in between. » Read more

Bed-Wetting Myths

Is raising a child who struggles with bed-wetting stressing you out? Relax! It's much more common and normal than you might think. Most doctors don't consider nighttime wetness as cause for concern in children five and under, and even after that, there is no cause for alarm. » Read more

Nosebleeds: Causes, Cures and Prevention

By Elizabeth Seward

In a perfect world, our noses simply help us to breathe and filter out what doesn't belong. In the imperfect world we live in, nosebleeds, unfortunately, are a relatively common occurrence. A basic definition of a nosebleed is a hemorrhage that comes from the nose. » Read more

4 Tips to Get Your Kids to Brush

By Alicia Purdy

If your kids are old enough to have any teeth at all, chances are you've already experienced the "joys" of getting them to brush. When the first few teeth start to come in, brushing is a somewhat novel experience for little ones, but as they age, brushing dynamics shift. Toddlers want to do everything themselves, making it tough to get a good tooth brushing session. » Read more

All about Ears: Ear Wax, Swimmers Ear, and More!

By Alicia Purdy

Without properly functioning ears, hearing wouldn't be the only function affected. You wouldn't be able to stand up straight if your ears weren't working well. For kids, ear problems have even been linked to poor school performance. » Read more

Your Child’s Teeth: Good Brushing, Bad Foods, and More!

By Jennifer Klam

You can tell a lot about someone by the health of their mouth. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the health of your body as a whole. Good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring, while poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other complications, including digestion problems and problems with the heart and other major organs. » Read more

Getting a Shot: Vaccine & Immunizations Update

By Elizabeth Seward

Humans have managed to utilize science to outsmart illnesses that used to wipe out entire populations at a time. We've done this through medical advances, most particularly, through vaccines and immunizations. A sick baby is the last thing you need, so be sure to keep your little one immunized with the latest vaccines in accordance with the latest credible research available. » Read more

Dealing with Kids' Stomach & Intestinal Infections

By Jennifer Klam

While sometimes you can pinpoint the culprit of your child's upset tummy (too much ice cream!) most of the time you won't know the exact cause. It may be acid reflux, or a stomach infection caused by a virus or bacteria. It might also be something more benign, like constipation or gas. » Read more

Children’s Dental Health: Why Are My Child’s Teeth Yellow?

When your child smiles, does she flash a set of pearly whites? Or, are her teeth various shades of yellow? What causes this tooth discoloration and what can you do about it? Getting to the root of your child's dental issue is the key. Read on to find some causes of tooth discoloration in children. Dental Woes Can Begin in Infancy » Read more