Photoscreening to Test the Vision of Babies, Toddlers, and Children with Developmental Delays
    March 13, 2002
    Photoscreening to Test the Vision of Babies, Toddlers, and Children with Developmental Delays

    Cover one eye, and read these letters…  Testing the vision of babies, toddlers, and children with developmental delays can be difficult and inaccurate. It’s also important! Strabismus (eyes that …

    When Babies and Toddlers Wheeze
    January 31, 2002
    When Babies and Toddlers Wheeze

    Wheezing in children before their second birthdays does not appear to make them any more likely than others to have asthma as adults - even among children who are at high risk for asthma and allergies…

    Head Banging, Body Rocking, and Thumb-sucking
    January 22, 2002
    Head Banging, Body Rocking, and Thumb-sucking

    Parents are often concerned when they notice their young children performing repeated rhythmic behaviors, such as body rocking. Fears of autism or developmental problems can haunt parents. (more&helli…

    Put Your Tray Table Up -- Airplane Safety for Kids
    November 9, 2001
    Put Your Tray Table Up — Airplane Safety for Kids

    Currently, children under the age of 2 are not required to be in any kind of safety restraint on aircraft during takeoff, landing, and periods of turbulence. They are often held on the lap of an adult…

    Where and When Do Children Drown?
    July 6, 2001
    Where and When Do Children Drown?

    Many drowning tragedies are preventable; understanding where drowning happens makes it easier to prevent. According to a major study in the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, infants are most likely to dr…

    Toddler's Snacks Predict Later Cavities
    March 20, 2001
    Toddler’s Snacks Predict Later Cavities

    Toddlers who drank lots of juice or who ate candy more than once a week were nearly twice as likely as their peers to have a mouthful of cavities by kindergarten, according to a 2001 study published i…

    Laughing Gas
    January 15, 2001
    Laughing Gas

    Getting stitches on the face is no fun for anyone, but it is especially frightening to young children. A study published in the January 2001 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine evaluated different w…

    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?
    February 17, 2000
    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?

    "I'm sorry, but your child can't come back to daycare until she starts antibiotics." Statements like this led to a study that was published in the February 2000 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adol…

    More Safety Reminders
    November 16, 1999
    More Safety Reminders

    Dr. Gaylord Lopez of the Georgia Poison Center has mused about new poisoning dangers on the horizon. His concern: the new great tasting flavors of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Acetaminophen overdose is al…

    No More TV?
    August 6, 1999
    No More TV?

    In a startling announcement in August,1999 the American Academy of Pediatrics officially recommended that children under age 2 watch no television at all. They pointed to the importance of face-to-fac…

    On Her Tippy Toes
    July 27, 1999
    On Her Tippy Toes…

    A mother from Texas inquired “My 20-month-old daughter constantly walks on her tip-toes. Should I be concerned?” (more…)…

    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed
    February 10, 1998
    Guidelines for Easing the Transition from Crib to Bed

    She learns to pull herself to standing. Soon she is cruising 'round and 'round the crib, instead of going down for a nap. Then she begins to bounce up and down. Before long, she catapults over the top…

    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers
    May 5, 1997
    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Try to stay as close as possible to your normal routine in terms of meal times and sleeping times. (more…)…

    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking
    April 17, 1996
    Fast Facts about Thumb Sucking

    Children who suck their thumbs are able to begin at an early age to meet their own need for sucking. These children fall asleep more easily, are able to put themselves back to sleep at night more easi…

    Fast Facts about RSV
    March 15, 1996
    Fast Facts about RSV

    RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is the most important respiratory organism of early childhood. RSV occurs throughout the world, and in each location it tends to occur in yearly winter outbreaks. …