Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food
Recipes for easy, healthy meals your family can make at home when you want healthy fast food. Ideas for time-saving shortcuts and how kids can help.
Family Grocery Shopping Tips
How to get the most family nutrition out of your grocery dollars: A shopping list of pantry basics and healthy snacks, and rules for smart shopping.
Ways to Keep Kids at a Healthy Weight
Adopting healthy diet, exercise, and sleep habits for the whole family is key to healthy weight and healthy kids.
Healthy Grocery Shopping with Kids
Tips to make grocery shopping with kids easier and to get preschoolers, school-aged kids, tweens, and teens interested in healthy food.
Positional Plagiocephaly (Flattened Head) - Topic Overview
What is positional plagiocephaly? The shape of a newborn's head may be affected by how the baby was positioned in the uterus, by the birth process, or by the baby's sleep position.Positional plagiocephaly (say play-jee-oh-SEF-uh-lee) means that a baby's head is flat in the back or on one side, usually from lying on the back or lying with the head to one side for long periods of time. Sometimes a baby's forehead, cheek, or ear may get pushed forward slightly on one side.Babies can get a flattened head during the first few months of life. This is especially true since doctors began recommending putting babies down to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies that are born early are more likely to get a flattened head. This is because their skulls are softer than in full-term babies.How does a baby get a flattened head?Lots of time spent in a crib, in car seats, or in carriers or similar seats may lead to a flattened head. But you can do
Family Menu Makeovers
Five quick fixes to transform favorite kid foods into healthier versions. Plus two recipes that put a nutritious twist on family favorites with healthy food.
5 Simple, Fun Ideas for Family Fitness
It's time for exercise! Make yours an active family with these fun activities to keep everyone fit.
Umbilical Cord Care - Topic Overview
After the umbilical cord is cut at birth, a stump of tissue remains attached to your baby's navel (umbilicus). The stump gradually dries and shrivels until it falls off, usually between 1 and 2 weeks after birth. It is important that you keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding skin clean and dry. This basic care helps prevent infection. It may also help the umbilical cord stump to fall off .
Help for Parents of Children With Hearing Loss
Here are tips on recognizing a hearing problem in your child and getting the assistance he or she needs.
Supplemental Feeding: What and Why
Find out the basics of bottle-feeding, including how to know when your baby is full and how often you should feed.