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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Medical Care & Your Baby

Apnea of Prematurity

Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop breathing for 15 to 20 seconds during sleep. AOP usually goes away on its own as a baby matures.

Birth Defects

Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems. Others can be serious and require lifelong treatment.

Bringing Your Premature Baby Home

If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.

Caring for Your Premature Baby at Home

Here’s what you need to know about keeping your baby safe and healthy over the next few weeks.

Cesarean Sections (C-Sections)

Many babies are delivered via cesarean sections. Learn why and how C-sections are done.

Choosing a Pediatrician for Your New Baby

Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list when you're expecting.

Common Questions About Vaccines

Vaccines protect kids from potentially deadly diseases. Learn about what they are, how they work, and what they do.

Congenital Cataracts

A baby with congenital cataracts has clouding in one or both eyes. Doctors do surgery to treat them.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Protect Babies and Toddlers

Here's how parents can help protect their babies and toddlers from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Diapering Your Baby

Babies may use up to 10 diapers a day! Get the basics on how to diaper like a pro.