Choosing Child Care - Paying for Child Care
Budgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or that there may be a waiting list,especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance. Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal government agencies) can help ...
Weaning - Topic Overview
What is weaning?Weaning is the term used to describe the process of switching a baby from:Breast - feeding to bottle - feeding.Breast - or bottle - feeding to a cup.Breast - or bottle - feeding to solid foods.Your baby will go through one or more of these weaning processes. All types of weaning usually work best when they are done gradually. When is the best time to wean my baby?There is no righ
Weaning - When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your child's health professional about weaning if:Your baby refuses all solid food and is older than 6 to 8 months of age.Your baby has changed from sleeping through the night to waking up during the night hungry. Your baby develops dental cavities (caries).Your baby seems overweight for his or her age, size, or birth weight.Your toddler (1 to 2 years old) focuses on breast - or ...
Breast-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview
You may choose to wait until your child is a toddler (age 1 to 2 years) or older to wean him or her from the breast. You may feel that your toddler is not ready for weaning until later or that you both are not ready. You may want to initiate it or just let your child stop breast-feeding on his or her own (self-wean). One way to let a toddler control his or her own weaning is through the "don't ...
Choosing Child Care - Other Concerns
Paying for high - quality child careBudgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or there may be a waiting list, especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance.Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal ...
Choosing Child Care - Topic Overview
What is child care?In basic terms, child care is temporary care by someone other than a parent. Child care should offer a healthy, safe, and secure place for children to develop and grow. In the United States, approximately 75% of children younger than 5 are cared for on a regular basis by a person who is not their parent.1The high demand for child care is a reflection of many cultural and ...
Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby - Topic Overview
Breast milk or formula is the only food babies need for the first 4 to 6 months of life,at which point solid foods can be gradually introduced. Ideally,your baby will be fed only breast milk until 6 months of age. Before you start offering solid foods,talk to your doctor. He or she will want to be certain that your baby is physically and developmentally ready. And although breast-fed ...
Baby's 18-Month Checkup: What to Expect
Find out from WebMD what to expect during your toddler's 18-month checkup: what your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.
Baby Developmental Milestones: By 12 to 15 Months
See how your baby is growing and developing with WebMD's child development milestone list for 12 to 15 months.
Baby's 2-Month Checkup: What to Expect
Find out from WebMD what to expect during your baby's 2-month checkup: what your pediatrician will look for, the vaccines your baby will get, and questions you'll want to ask.