Children's Health

Ways to Comfort a Baby in the Hospital

Try the following comfort measures if your baby is hospitalized: Stay with your child, or visit often. Hold or touch your child. Talk to your child, and be involved in his or her care. This will help your child get well, and it will make you feel better. It will also help you be more comfortable caring for your child…

Well-Child Visits

It’s important for your child to have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well-child visits, beginning shortly after birth and lasting through the teen years. These appointments allow your doctor to keep a close eye on your child’s general health and development. Finding possible problems early gives your child…

Your Child and the Dentist

A visit to the dentist can be a scary thing for children. The odors, the tools, the sounds, and the big person with the mask can all upset a child. When choosing a dentist for your child and preparing him or her for a visit, think about the following to make the visit as pleasant as possible. Choosing a dentist…

Your Child’s First Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Your child will get these vaccines today:The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. Other vaccines (including measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; rotavirus; influenza; and hepatitis A) are also routinely recommended during the…