Most babies start cutting their teeth between 4 and 7 months of age, but some start much later. There is no need to worry if your child's teeth fall out in a different timeline - it may be different for each child.
What medicines aren't safe for babies? What's the right dosage? An ER doctor tells you what you need to know.
As a parent, the personal stress of a sick baby can feel like years taken off of your life. A common cold, fever, GI (gastrointestinal) “bug,” environmental allergies—these are all a rite of passage for most infants.
Most poisons, with the exception of heavy metals (e.g. lead), act relatively quickly. You may be told that if your unhealthy baby shows abnormal symptoms, you could be poisoned. Signs may vary, but may include:
Children are very curious. Young children love to explore things by tasting them. This puts them at risk of poisoning. Learn about the signs and symptoms of poisoning, how to prevent it, and what you can do if your child eats something toxic.