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  1. Why Baby Gets Upset During Bowel Movements

    WebMD tells you why some babies grunt and groan while pooping.

  2. Keeping Toddlers Safe From Pets' Germs and Worms

    WebMD offers tips on protecting your child against germs that animals -- including pets -- carry.

  3. Allergy Triggers Checklist

    Use WebMD's checklist of allergy triggers to help your child avoid allergy symptoms.

  4. Tips to Choose Baby Formula

    You’ve decided not to breastfeed, or maybe you want to have some formula on hand just in case. Now is a good time to think about what type of baby formula you'll use.

  5. Grief: Helping Children With Grief

    Key pointsChildren see loss and death in different ways as they grow and develop. Tailor your help according to your child's age and emotional development.How you learned to deal with loss will affect how you help your child. Think about what helped you when you lost something as a child. Don't try to keep grieving a private affair. Ask child care providers, teachers, and school counselors to ...

  6. Helping the Overweight Child - Helping your child with social and emotional concerns

    It doesn't take long for children to figure out that our culture and their peers idealize thinness. As a result,surprising numbers of school-aged children and teens are unhappy with their bodies. This includes many who are not even at risk of being overweight. 2 Children who are overweight are especially at risk of being teased and feeling alone. This can cause low self-esteem and ...

  7. Helping the Overweight Child - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Healthy eating: Helping your child learn healthy eating habits Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's ...

  8. Helping the Overweight Child - Weight management goals for the overweight child

    Use the division of responsibility. Your job is to offer nutritious food choices at meals and snack times. You decide what,where,and when your family eats. Your child's job is to choose how much he or she will eat of the foods you serve. Your child even gets to decide whether to eat. Do not restrict food. Food restriction causes children to ignore their internal hunger gauges. Children ...

  9. Understanding Newborn Jaundice -- the Basics

    Newborn jaundice is very common -- but do you know what it is? Learn more.

  10. Tay-Sachs Test

    The test for Tay - Sachs disease measures the amount of an enzyme called hexosaminidase A in the blood.

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