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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.

Newborn Care

Can I Feed My Baby Honey?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Choking

Choking is an emergency - so it's important to recognize the signs of choking and know what to do if happens.

Circumcision

You have an important decision to make before you take your newborn son home: whether to circumcise him. Before deciding, talk to your doctor and consider the issues.

Constipation

Constipation is a very common problem among kids, and it usually occurs because a child's diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber. In most cases, simple changes can help kids go.

Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in Infants

This harmless condition - the infant form of dandruff - causes rough, scaly patches on a baby's skin.

Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.

Formula Feeding FAQs: Starting Solids and Milk

Find answers to common inquiries about introducing solids and whole milk to formula-fed babies.

Growth Charts

Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.

How Can I Overcome Breastfeeding Difficulties?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Is My Baby Ready for Shoes?

Find out what the experts have to say.