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Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Autism Screening Quiz Does your toddler have any signs or symptoms of autism
Ideal Body Weight Calculator for Kids and Adults
Parents often wonder if their children are overweight, underweight or just right. Using our ideal body weight calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height.
Am I Fat? - A Body Weight Quiz
Using our 'Am I Fat' body weight quiz will hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight, height and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Diabetes Symptoms - Symptoms of Diabetes...
Does your child have any diabetes symptoms, a common worry for parents? Try our symptoms of diabetes screening quiz.
Height Predictor - How Tall Will My Kids Be?
Height Predictor How Tall Will My Kids Be? I'm Sorry. Our Height Predictor requires that you have javascript
Percentile Calculators to Track Your Child's...
These percentile calculators can help you see where your kids are on the growth charts and how they are growing compared to other children.
Measles Outbreaks 2014
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
BMI Calculator
BMI Calculator Are your kids over or underweight? Parents often wonder if their children are overweight,
Is Your Child's Pulse Rate Normal?
Parents often know that their own pulse rate or heart rate should be within about 60 to 100 beats per minute. They are often surprised that younger children can have normal pulse rates that are much higher than adults.
Teen 'Am I Fat' Quiz Results
Here are the results of your Teen 'Am I Fat?' Quiz, whose main goal is to hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor
Kids Calorie Calculator
Kids Calorie Calculator How many calories do you need each day? Sorry, but our Calorie Calculator requires
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early...
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Learning Disability Screening Quiz Does your child have a learning disability
Height Weight Charts for your Kids
Growth Charts for Boys and Girls Plot your kids' height and weight on our Growth Charts Growth charts
Eating Disorders Screening Quiz - Do your kids...
Eating Disorders Screening Quiz Do your kids have an eating disorder
How Tall Will Your Kids Be?
Our height predictors can give you a pretty good idea of what your child's future height will be, even if you don't have access to a crystal ball.
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Is your child ready for potty training
A Handy Schedule for Feeding Your Baby
Review some basic baby feeding schedules so that you know when to start giving your baby cereal, vegetables, fruits, and table foods, and how much breastmilk or formula he should be drinking.
Live Louse on Hair - Lice Pictures
A picture of a live head louse on a girl's head, with a red circle around the louse and a caption to make identification easy. Page 8.
Growth Chart: Girls Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - girls body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
The 25 Best Sunscreens for Kids
Learn how to choose the best sunscreen or sun block for your kids.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Do you have PPD
What You Should Know About Your Child's Allergy...
Allergies are common in children, and fortunately, there are many good treatments that can help you control your child's symtoms.
Growth Chart: Boys Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Boys Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Growth Chart: Boys Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Boys birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
Lice - Lice Pictures
View head lice pictures and photos of nits so that you can identify live lice on your child's hair and know when to treat your kids for head lice infestations.
Are Swollen Glands in Children Normal?
Swollen glands or lymph nodes worry many parents, even though they are common and often normal, which makes it important to understand the causes and signs when they might be serious.
Is Frequent Urination in Children Cause for...
While not always caused by a serious problem, like diabetes or a urinary tract infection, a visit to your Pediatrician to get a urinalysis is a good idea if your child develops frequent urination.
Allowance Calculator - How much should your...
Allowance Calculator How much should your child get? Sorry, but our Allowance Calculator requires that
Your Kid Has Bruised Legs: Should You Be Worried?
Although bruising is often normal in active children, if your child has excessive bruising or easy bruising and other signs of a bleeding disorder, then be sure to see your pediatrician right away. Learn some of the reasons why children may have easy bruising and bleeding.
Pediatric Problem Solver - Find Medical and...
Pediatric Problem Solver Find Medical and Parenting Advice and Information Sorry, but our Pediatric Problem
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children Constipation is a common problem for infants and children and
What is the Average Height for an Adult Male in...
Statistics for the average height of an adult man in the United States.
How to Treat a Child's Fever
What to do about your child's fever, including a description of what a fever is, effective treatments, including using acetaminophen and ibuprofen, and things to avoid.
Why You Shouldn't Worry if Your Child Has a Fever
Parents often worry when their child get a fever, which is there is even a term to describe how parents sometimes get over-concerned or overreact to fever -- fever phobia. Learn why you shouldn't panic when your child has a fever though and what you should do instead.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
Tylenol *Dosage Calculator How much Tylenol should you give your child? Sorry, but our Tylenol Dosage
Growth Chart: Girls Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Girls Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
How Much Formula Should You Been Feeding Your...
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.
Kid's Height Calculator - Two Years Times Two...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Stranger Danger Quiz - Can your kids recognize...
Stranger Danger Quiz Can your kids recognize strangers? I'm sorry, but our Stranger Danger Quiz requires
ADHD Symptom Quiz - Does your child have ADHD?
Does your child have ADHD? Use our symptom checklist to see if your child has symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Is Your Baby Teething? Important Facts You...
Parents often think that their baby's are teething when they begin drooling and putting their fingers in their mouth when they are around three or four months old. Review more classic teething symptoms and learn what you should do if you think your baby is teething.
What to Expect During Your Baby's Sixth Week of...
Review why you shouldn't rush to start your six week old baby on cereal and when would be a more appropriate time to start baby cereal. Page 3.
What are the Early Signs of Autism?
Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.
Riding A Bike
Riding a bike is an important milestone for kids, but not one to stress over. Most kids learn to ride a bike when they are ready, no matter which method you choose to teach them, so remember to keep it fun.
Height Comparison Calculator
This Height Comparison Calculator makes it easy to see how your child's predicted height compares to everyone else (or enter your own height to see how your compare to the average adult).
Treat Head Lice Quickly and Easily with These...
Learn the basics of diagnosing kids with head lice and head lice infestations and the latest recommendations for head lice treatments.
Should You Give Your Kids Pepto-Bismol?
Review whether or not you can give your kids Pepto-Bismol when your kids have stomach problems, such as indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, or nausea.
Your Child's Predicted Height - Two Years Times...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
How to Tell if Your Child has a Head Injury
Learn the symptoms of a serious head injury in children, including a loss of consciousness, persistent vomiting, seizures, change in behavior, or loss of balance, etc., and what you should do when your child has a minor head injury.
What to Do When a Fever Won't Go Away
Review what to do about a child who has a prolonged fever and is not getting any better.
Everything Parents Need to Know about Hives
Review common triggers for hives in children, including foods, medications, and other less common causes, and how to treat your child with hives.
Do Your Child's Frequent Nosebleeds Warrant...
Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.
Constipation Treatment Guide
Constipation Treatment Guide Pediatric Basics Pediatrics Pediatric Problem Solver Medical Advice Expert
When is My Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
Review the ages, stages, and steps, at which your baby can eat each type of baby food.
What You Need to Know Before You Buy a...
Young children commonly get about 6-8 colds and upper respiratory tract infections each year. Increasing the air moisture with a humidifier is a common way to help your child feel better when he is congested. Learn how to pick a humidifier for your baby.
Food High in Potassium
Potassium is an important mineral that some parents look to increase in their children's diet, especially if they start complaining of things like growing pains. Learn which foods are high in potassium to help make sure your kids are getting enough of this important mineral in their diet.
What Parents Need to Know About Feeding...
Review this list of iron rich foods so that you can give your kids at least two or three foods that have a lot of iron in them each day and avoid iron deficiency anemia.
Does Hair Loss in Children Signify Health...
Hair loss is a scary and frustrating symptom for parents, especially since you don't really expect kids to lose their hair. Learn about common causes and treatments of hair loss, including ringworm, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.
How to Check Your Child's Temperature
Get help deciding which thermometer is best to help you check your child's temperature so that you can figure out when he has a fever.
What Every Parent Should Know About Baby Tremors
Review what to do about a breastfed baby who is fussy and is making some shaking arm movements.
Growth Chart: Boys Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - Boys body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Nits - Head Lice Nits Picture
An out of focus picture of a nit on a child's hair who has an active head lice infestation, with a lot of lice lice and nits in her hair. Page 9.
The Correct Way to Prepare Your Baby's Formula
Can you use warm or hot water from the tap to make your baby's formula? Learn how to safely prepare your baby's formula to help avoid safety hazards and other problems.
Teen Depression Screening Quiz
A depression screening quiz to see if your kids or teenager is depressed.
Your Baby Week Fifteen
My baby seems to sweat a lot. When he wakes up in the morning, his hair is wet and his back is often sweaty when I am breastfeeding him. He seems fine otherwise and doesn't seem hot. Is it normal to sweat so much? Page 5.
Should You Feed Your Kids the BRAT Diet When...
Although starting a BRAT diet, bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, is popular among parents when their kids have diarrhea, it is important to remember that it is usually not necessary.
Head Lice Nits - Lice Pictures
An out of focus picture of a nit, or head lice egg, with a caption and red circle around the nit to make identification easy. Page 10.
Growth Chart: Girls Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Girls birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
How to Diagnose Night Terrors in Children
Night terrors are common in younger children, who may 'wake' up screaming and crying and are inconsolable as you try to comfort them.
Pill Identification
Review how to identify pills that you might find in your teen's pockets, especially if you suspect that they might be abusing drugs.
Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz Results...
Here are the results of your Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz.
What to Do if Your Child is Bitten by a Stray Cat
My preschooler was bitten by a stray cat in the neighborhood this afternoon. What should I do? Could he get rabies from a cat bite? Does he need antibiotics?
Wait, Kids Can Get Shingles?
My daughter was just diagnosed with shingles. She is only fourteen. Isn't shingles just something older people get? Can kids get shingles?
Two- to Eight-Weeks
At two weeks, your baby will still spend most of her time either sleeping or eating, but she will be awake and alert for longer periods of time, which is fun. Page 2.
Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen? Which is a Better...
What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?
How To Understanding Growth Charts
Growth charts are an important way to monitor your child's growth. This should provide you with all of the information you need to follow how well your child is growing.
Croup: Treating This Common Childhood Viral...
Croup is a common childhood illness that causes a croupy cough that sounds like a barking seal, stridor and difficulty breathing. Learn the signs, symptoms and common treatments for croup so that you know what to do if your child wakes up barking.
What is the Average Height for an Adult Female...
Statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States.
Self Esteem Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs of low self esteem.
How Should Parents Switch from Formula to Whole...
Learn about how to change your child from an infant formula to whole cow's milk so that she continues to get enough calcium in her diet.
Is Bronchitis Contagious?
Learn more about bronchitis, including the symptoms of bronchitis and whether or not bronchitis is contagious.
Lice Life Cycle - Lice Pictures
Review the three stages of the head lice life cycle, including the egg or nit, nymph, and adult louse in these lice pictures, as compared to the size of a penny for scale. Page 11.
What Every Parent Should Know About Roseola
Roseola is a common viral infection of early childhood and commonly causes a high fever which is followed by a rash once the fever breaks.
How Should Parents Treat Vomiting and Diarrhea?
Review how to take care of your child with diarrhea and vomiting and how to tell if they are getting dehydrated.
What Parents Need to Know About Baby Weight
Was your baby born too big, too small, or just right? Check the average birth weight of other babies and other baby birth weight statistics to see how your newborn compares on the growth charts.
Child Development Quiz
Do you understand your child's development? Take our Child Development Quiz to test if you have a good understanding of whether or not your child is growing and developing normally.
What You Should Know About Travelling with a...
We are expecting a baby next month and would like to take a trip, likely by airplane, to visit family a few weeks after our baby is born. Can we travel with our newborn baby? Is it safe to let her fly on a plane?
Is Your Child's Fever Bad Enough for a Doctor's...
Review when you should call your Pediatrician when your infant, toddler, or older child has a fever.
Is it Possible for a Child to Drink Too Much...
Review the risks of a toddler drinking too much milk, including becoming constipated, overweight, underweight, or developing iron deficiency anemia.
Choosing an Insect Repellent
Review when you can start using an insect repellent on your kids and get help choosing an insect repellent that is safe and provides good protection against mosquito bites and other bugs.
Why Doctors Prescribe This Chemo Drug for the Flu
Review the use of Zofran in children with gastroenteritis or vomiting from the stomach flu.
How to Tell the Difference Between Bronchitis...
Bronchitis is a common diagnosis for kids with lingering coughs, which leads to many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. That makes it important to learn to recognize bronchitis symptoms when your kids get them.
Understanding Child Nutrition
Taking some time to understand the basics of child nutrition, from newborns to teens, can help you avoid common mistakes, make healthy choices, and teach your kids healthy eating habits.
Treatments for Itching
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.
Starting To Use Deodorant
Learn how to control a child's body odor and at what age you should start using deodorant.
Your Two Week Old - What You Need To Know
You Two Week Old. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Puberty Quiz
People often think that puberty is a confusing and stressful time as they go through this stage of life as a child. Unfortunately, it sometimes isn't any less confusing or stressful when it is time to go through it again with your own kids. Take our Puberty quiz to see if you are ready for puberty.
Head Lice - Head Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse on the head of a young child with a head lice infestation. Page 7.
Worried About Autism? These At-Home Checklists...
When people talk about tests for autism, they are usually referring to an autism checklist that can be used to screen toddlers for autism, and not a blood test.
Medical Symptom Checker - Figure Out What Is...
Medical Symptom Checker Figure Out What Is Causing Your Child's Symptoms Symptom Checker Enter your child's
Choosing a Baby Formula
Although breast milk is a clear first place favorite between formula feeding and breastfeeding, few experts will tell you which brand of formula comes in second. Learn about the different brands and new types of baby formula, including those that have added probiotics, prebiotics, and nutrients.
Your Four Month Old - What You Need To Know
You Four Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 4 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Symptoms of Chicken Pox
Review the symptoms of chicken pox, a viral infection that is becoming less common because most children now receive the chicken pox vaccine.
How to Recognize Thyroid Problems in Children
Thyroid problems are not rare in children, but they are not as common as many parents believe. Reviewing some common thyroid symptoms can help you to know when to get thyroid function tests ordered for your child and when to look for another cause for your child's symptoms.
New Baby Parenting Quiz
Are you ready to care for your new baby? Take our New Baby Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to take care of your new baby.
What Every Parent Should Know About Staph...
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
Adult Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
How Is Eczema Treated in Kids?
Learn about preventing eczema flares and treating your child with eczema, to help get this itchy rash under better control.
Lip Licker's Dermatitis
During the winter, when many kids have dry skin, they often also get red irritated skin around their mouth, which leads to a classic lip licker's dermatitis. Page 15.
How Many Calories Are in a Pound of Fat, Anyway?
Understanding how many calories it takes to gain a pound of fat can help you understand how your kids become overweight so quickly.
Food Allergy Screening Quiz - Do you have...
Food Allergy Screening Quiz Do your kids have symptoms of food allergies
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Quiz - Do you have...
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Quiz Do your kids have symptoms of seasonal allergies
How Do You Catch Ringworm?
Ringworm is common in children, and although parents are quick to blame their pets for giving their kids this rash, the family dog or cat isn't always to blame. Review how kids can catch ringworm.
Why Do My Kids Get Sick So Much?
Why Do My Kids Get Sick So Much? Question of the Week Pediatrics Pediatric Problem Solver Medical Advice
What Every Mom Should Know About Children's...
Children's cold medicines, although they won't help your kids get better faster, they may make them feel better and help relieve common cold symptoms, such as a runny nose and cough.
Is It a Sinus Infection? Advice for Diagnosis...
Sinus infections are often overdiagnosed in children. Learn the symptoms and how to tell the difference between sinusitis and a simple cold, so that you can prevent using antibiotics unnecessarily.
Infant Feeding Guidelines
Review these infant feeding guidelines so that you know how much formula and solid foods your baby should be eating and drinking.
WHO Growth Charts
WHO growth charts are the new standard to monitor the how well younger children are growing, as they do a better job of representing the normal growth of breastfeeding babies.
How to Know if it's Walking Pneumonia
Walking pneumonia is caused by the Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria. Although it is usually a milder form of pneumonia than other bacterial forms of pneumonia, the symptoms can be bothersome, can linger for a month or more, and some cases can be serious and even life-threatening. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for walking pneumonia.
Measles Symptoms
Learning about measles symptoms is important, both so you don't worry about measles every time your child has a fever and a rash, which happens commonly, and so that you can recognize a case of measles if it does happen.
Your Baby Week Five
When can you get your baby's ears pierced is a common question from new parents, but instead of rushing into this cosmetic procedure, think about the risks and consider putting it off until your baby is a little older. Page 9.
Your Baby Week Twenty
Review when you can stop burping your baby. Page 7.
Learn to Make Quick and Delicious Fruit and...
A fruit and yogurt smoothie is a quick, easy, and healthy way to get more fruit and calcium into your child's diet
Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn if you can catch chickenpox from a person with shingles.
Protein Shakes for Kids
Review why protein supplements are not a good idea for kids, even those who are active in sports.
Baby Sunscreen
When can I start using sunscreen on my baby to protect her from the sun?
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A young girl with a head lice infestation. Although it is hard to see it, there was a large, live louse in the shot a second before the picture was taken, which just goes to show how it can be to find head lice sometimes.
The Short Child - Is he normal?
Parents and children often worry when they notice that they are not as tall as many of their peers and classmates. While there are many medical conditions that can cause children to have short stature, including growth hormone deficiency, most children who are short are normal.
Your Baby Week Twenty One
Learn how to use a baby jumper safely, which can provide some fun for your baby who is likely getting tired of laying around all of the time. Page 6.
Kids Asthma Screening Quiz - Does your child...
Asthma is a common disease that affects children, with experts reporting that about 5% of people have asthma. Although often easy to diagnose if your child has a cough, wheezing, and trouble breathing, it can be much more difficult to diagnose if the child simply coughs a lot. Take our asthma screening quiz to see if your child has any of the symptoms of asthma:
Breastfeeding and Constipation? What Every Mom...
Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days.
What High-Fiber Foods Should You Give Your Kids?
Review these lists of high fiber foods to find healthy foods for your child, and learn which foods are good sources of fiber, including many fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), breads, and cereals.
Zithromax
Learn more about Zithromax or azithromycin, a popular antibiotic that is used to treat kids with ear infections, pneumonia, strep throat, and sinusitis.
Gummy Vitamins - Gummy Bear Vitamins for Kids
Parents often give their kids gummy vitamins because they are the only type of vitamins that their kids will take. Learn more about gummy vitamins and other supplements available as gummies, including those that include omega-3 fatty acids, extra vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, and even fiber.
Baby Shoes
Remember that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies don't actually need to wear shoes until they begin to walk. Once your baby is walking, as with baby clothes, you should likely consider many factors when choosing baby shoes, including price, comfort, and style, concentrating on a flexible shoe with a non-skid sole.
Becoming A Pediatrician Quiz
Becoming A Pediatrician Quiz Do you want to be a pediatrician? Take our Becoming a Pediatrician Quiz
How to Tell if Your Child is Dehydrated
Review the signs and symptoms of dehydration in children.
Humidifiers and Vaporizers
Top picks when looking for a humidifier or vaporizer for your kids, which can help to treat cold symptoms and croup.
When Should Puberty Start?
When should puberty start? Puberty usually occurs in a series of stages (tanner stages) between the ages of 8 and 13 for girls and 9 and 14 for boys.
Your Baby Week Eight
Understanding your baby's feeding schedule is fairly easy at eight weeks. After all, your baby isn't ready for cereal, vegetables, or fruits yet, and she should just be eating breastmilk or an iron-fortified baby formula. You still have to know how much and how often to feed your baby though. Page 2.
Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common problem for kids, especially in the summer and winter seasons. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's dry skin problems.
Home Temperature for a New Baby
After questions about the correct way to take their baby's temperature and recognizing if they have a fever, a very common question is about the right temperature to keep their home at to keep their baby safe and comfortable.
Head Louse Close-Up Picture - Head Lice...
A close-up picture of a live head louse, which can help you to identify head lice on your child's hair during a lice infestation. Page 4.
Nutramigen and Nutramigen AA
Babies sometimes can't tolerate any of the standard baby formulas, such as Similac Advance, Enfamil Gentlease Lipil, or Nestle Good Start Supreme Soy. They may then need either a hydrolyzed protein formula formula, such as Nutramigen, or an amino acid based formula, like Nutramigen AA.
Prednisone
Learn more about prednisone, an adrenocortical steroid that is commonly used to treat children with asthma attacks, allergic reactions, poison ivy, and other conditions.
How To Take a Bleach Bath
Dilute bleach baths have long been recommended to help children with recurrent skin infections, especially those with hard to control eczema. Learn the proper way to take a bleach bath with diluted bleach, which can help to prevent infections, including MRSA.

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