sick

Natural Cold Remedies for Babies

Over the counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines should not be given to children under 6, and especially not to babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises doctors to always recommend more natural remedies for babies when they contract a cold. » Read more

Help, My Prenatal Vitamins Are Making Me Sick

You are 2 months pregnant and your morning sickness is raging at full force. You know you need to be taking your prenatal vitamins to keep your developing baby healthy and give your own body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy during this pregnancy. At the same time, simply the thought of having to swallow the vitamin pill is enough to turn your face green. » 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

When to Keep a Sick Child Home from School

Picture yourself getting ready for the school day when you hear your child coughing heavily. You then discover that his or her forehead is much warmer than usual. Do you keep your child home, or send him or her to school? There's so much conflicting information available on childhood illnesses and the contagion window that it makes the decision even more challenging. » Read more

How to Turn Your Child's Sick Day into a Fun Day

 Being stuck at home when you are sick is not a lot of fun for a child that is used to filling his or her day with dozens of activities. Not only do they feel lousy, they can also get pretty bored. In this situation it can be a good idea to come up with some activities that can help pass the time and keep their minds off of how they are feeling.
Read more: ,
» Read more