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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 Health Conditions

Colic

Colic is common in babies - but that doesn't make it easier for parents to handle. Learn what colic is, what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Congenital Cataracts

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

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Some babies are born with a thyroid gland that didn't develop correctly or doesn't work as it should. This is called congenital hypothyroidism.

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.

Craniosynostosis

Craniosynostosis is when seams between bones in the skull close too soon. When this happens, the skull can’t expand grow as it should, and it develops an unusual shape.

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.

Ebstein Anomaly

Ebstein anomaly is a rare heart defect that affects the tricuspid valve. It can cause problems that range from very mild to very serious.

Egg Allergy

Helping your child manage an egg allergy means reading food labels carefully, being aware of what he or she eats, and carrying the right medicines in case of an allergic reaction.

Erythema Toxicum

Erythema toxicum is a common rash seen in full-term newborns. No treatment is needed and it goes away on its own.