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  1. Child Car Seats - Topic Overview

    Infant and child car seats save lives. The laws in each state are different. Most states require them for all children under age 4 and those weighing less than . But some states require car seats to be used for children up to age 6 or .A child who is not in a car seat can be seriously injured or killed during a crash or an abrupt stop, even at low speeds. A parent's arms are not strong enough to .

  2. Colic - Routine Checkups

    You can ask your health professional about your concerns regarding your baby's crying during regularly scheduled well baby visits, but don't hesitate to call and discuss them at any time. This is especially true if comfort measures continually fail or you notice other symptoms along with the excessive crying. At the checkup, your health professional will want to determine whether your baby has ...

  3. Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Healthy Habits for Preventing Infection and Illness

    The immune systems of babies and young children up to 24 months of age are still developing. This makes them especially prone to getting sick after being exposed to viruses and bacteria. Exposure to common pathogens can occur from person - to - person contact and improperly prepared food. Good hygiene practices can help you to protect your child from exposure to these germs. Safe food preparationY

  4. Toilet Training - When to Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if you have concerns about your child's readiness for or progress with toilet training.Most children use the toilet during the day consistently and successfully around age 3. Call your health professional if your child:Does not use the toilet during the day by age 4.Continues to soil his or her pants after age 5. ...

  5. Toilet Training - Common Concerns

    Pressure to toilet train your childYou may be confused about when to begin toilet training. This is not surprising, considering that most people are bombarded with advice and expectations from relatives, friends, and day care providers. You may also have personal reasons for wanting your child toilet trained, such as being pregnant and wanting to avoid having two children in diapers at the same ..

  6. Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Safety Measures Outside the Home

    You cannot protect your child from every danger he or she can possibly encounter outside the home. However, you can take reasonable precautions and teach your child basic safety rules. This general training can help prepare your child for a variety of situations he or she may face.Prevent accidents by using safe equipment, teaching safety awareness, and closely supervising your child. Always use .

  7. Toilet Training - How to Help Your Child

    There are many different strategies and approaches to toilet training. The most successful methods use positive reinforcement and begin intensive training only when a child is physically and emotionally ready. Introduce the basic concepts of toilet use gradually and repetitively to your child. As your child gains the necessary skills, he or she will show a sincere interest in using the toilet.Get

  8. Circumcision - When to Call a Doctor

    Your son's penis will be examined during routine well - baby visits. However, it is important to call your health professional if problems develop after circumcision.Call your doctor immediately if your circumcised baby: Is younger than 3 months of age and has a fever.Develops signs of infection of the penis or around the circumcision site. Signs may include severe swelling, redness, a red streak

  9. Toilet Training - Topic Overview

    Potty train your child? Potty training can be a challenge. Get answers to your potty or toilet training questions.

  10. Circumcision - Why It May Be Done

    Circumcision is performed on newborns mainly for cultural reasons. For example, parents may make the decision about circumcision based on religious and family traditions, personal preferences, or the social norms within their communities. It is also important to consider the benefits and risks of the procedure.Should I have my son circumcised?Circumcision is not medically necessary. There may be .

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