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Pediatrics: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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:
Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Autism Screening Quiz Does your toddler have any signs or symptoms of autism
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.
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.
Diabetes Symptoms - Symptoms of Diabetes...
Does your child have any diabetes symptoms, a common worry for parents? Try our symptoms of diabetes screening quiz.
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.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Male in...
Statistics for the average height of an adult man in the United States.
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.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor
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.
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.
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Is your child ready for potty training
Kids Calorie Calculator
Kids Calorie Calculator How many calories do you need each day? Sorry, but our Calorie Calculator requires
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
The Best Foods to Eat for 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.
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Learning Disability Screening Quiz Does your child have a learning disability
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.
10 Non-Evidence Based Treatments to Avoid in...
Non-evidenced based treatments haven't been proven to work, but from recommending sunlight to treat babies with jaundice to changing their formula every time a baby cries too much, some pediatricians get caught in the same trap as parents who just want to try something to see if it might help.
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.
Is Your Child Taking Pills? How to Identify Them
Review how to identify pills that you might find in your teen's pockets, especially if you suspect that they might be abusing drugs.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Female...
Statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States.
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.
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.
How Much Formula Should You Be Feeding Your Baby?
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.
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).
Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their...
Help for parents wanting to do their research about immunizations and who are having trouble wading through all of the myths and misconceptions about vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, and vaccine safety.
Pediatric Problem Solver - Find Medical and...
Pediatric Problem Solver Find Medical and Parenting Advice and Information Sorry, but our Pediatric Problem
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.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Do you have PPD
Treat Head Lice Quickly and Easily With These...
Learn the basics of diagnosing kids with head lice and infestations and the latest recommendations. Page 1 of 2.
Allowance Calculator - How much should your...
Allowance Calculator How much should your child get? Sorry, but our Allowance Calculator requires that
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early...
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
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.
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.
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.
When Your Child Should Start Using Deodorant
Learn how to control a child's body odor and at what age you should start using deodorant.
Do Your Child's Frequent Nosebleeds Need...
Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.
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.
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.
Feeding Your Four Month Old Baby - What Do They...
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.
4 Tips to Help Your Child Poop in the Potty
Review what you should do if your child won't poop on the potty, even if she otherwise seems potty trained.
Your Guide to Properly Feeding Your Infant
Review these infant feeding guidelines so that you know how much formula and solid foods your baby should be eating and drinking.
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.
Understanding the New Growth Standard for...
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.
What Your Two Week Old Baby Should Eat
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.
Treat Your Child's Head Lice the Right Way With...
Review the symptoms of head lice infestations and get information about some of the natural remedies and home remedies for treating head lice.
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.
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.
How to Help Your Baby Sleep Well
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Constipation Treatment Guide
Constipation Treatment Guide Pediatric Basics Pediatrics Pediatric Problem Solver Medical Advice Expert
Are Sweating Babies Normal?
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?
What to Know Before You Buy a Humidifier or...
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.
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?
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.
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.
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children Constipation is a common problem for infants and children and
What Parents Need to Know About Iron-Rich Foods...
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.
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.
Here Is Why Your Child May Not Want to Go to...
Some kids just dread going to school and suffer from school refusal. For these kids, going to school may become so stressful that they have temper tantrums over going to school or complain of symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, or chest pain, etc.
What You Can Do to Relieve That Itch
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.
Keep Your Baby Safe! Understand These Car Seat...
The latest car seat guidelines from the AAP recommend that kids sit rear-facing until they are two years old, forward-facing with harness straps until they reach their car seats height and weight limits, and in a booster seat until they are ready for seats belts when they are 57 inches tall.
Spider Bites
Although spiders seem to be everywhere, extremely few of these spiders are dangerous. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of spider bites and what to do if you think that your child has been bitten by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teen Depression Screening Quiz
A depression screening quiz to see if your kids or teenager is depressed.
How to Choose the Right Formula for Your Baby
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.
Are Protein Shakes a Smart Option for Kids?
Review why protein supplements are not a good idea for kids, even those who are active in sports.
Chiggers
Review how to avoid chiggers and treat chigger bites, which are common in late spring, summer, and early fall.
Poison Ivy Rash - Picture of Poison Ivy Rash
This child had a bad poison ivy rash, with red bumps, vesicles and blisters, in a straight line or streaks, from where the poison ivy plant had contact with her leg. Page 5.
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.
Poison Ivy Rash - Poison Ivy Rash Picture
A picture of the classic poison ivy rash on a child's arm. Page 4.
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.
Easy Home Remedies for a Runny Nose
Especially with all of the recent warnings about not giving young kids cold medicines, knowing some home remedies that don't involve actually giving your baby a cold medicine can be helpful.
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.
4 Risks of Piercing Your Baby's Ears
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.
Breastfeeding and Constipation: What Every Mom...
Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days.
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.
What Every Parent Should Know About Staph...
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
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.
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.
What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
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.
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.
How to Stay Safe From 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.
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.
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?
Tylenol or Motrin: Which Is a Better Fever...
What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?
Why Your Baby's Eye Color May Change (and Why...
Will their baby's eyes stay gray, which many babies are born with, or will they turn brown, green, or blue?
Look Out for These Common STD Symptoms
Review the symptoms of common STDs, like chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
When Your Child May Need 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.
Why Soy Protein Formulas Are Popular With Parents
Review the indications and possible harmful effects of soy baby formula and why they usually aren't necessary for babies with colic, diarrhea, and premature babies.
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.
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.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
Tylenol *Dosage Calculator How much Tylenol should you give your child? Sorry, but our Tylenol Dosage
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.
Self Esteem Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs of low self esteem.
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.
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.
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
Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy Treatment Guide
Having a poison ivy treatment plan is essential if your kids play outside, since they will eventually be exposed to poison ivy and may break out in a rash. Learn to avoid these reactions by recognizing what poison ivy looks like and what treatments are available.
Understanding the Basics of 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.
Adult Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
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.
Your Baby Week Two
Review how to care for your newborn baby during her second week, including breastfeeding tips, safety advice, medical issues, common questions and answers, and what to expect at your baby's two week check-up.
10 All-Time Best Foods for Kids
Review a list of the healthy foods that kids actually like to eat, so that you can avoid many of the high-calorie, high-fat and kid-friendly foods that kids often end up eating.
How Many Eggs Is Too Many Eggs for a Child?
I am worried about my kids also getting high cholesterol. Should I let them eat eggs? How many eggs can my kids eat each week?
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.
Poison Oak Rash - Poison Oak Rash Picture
View a picture of a classic poison oak rash, a blistering rash that you can get after having contact with poison oak. Page 19.
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.
Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn if you can catch chickenpox from a person with shingles.
How Safe Is a Baby Jumper?
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.
What Your Nine Month Old Should Be Eating
You Nine Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 9 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz Results...
Here are the results of your Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz.
Bed Bugs - Bed Bug Bites
Once limited to hotel and motel rooms, perhaps from international travelers, bed bugs are now a problem in many homes and apartments. Learn about the symptoms of bed bug bites and how to get rid of bed bugs.
Why Water Advice for Babies Keeps Changing
Review why babies don't need to drink extra water and how advice can change from when someone took care of their daughter to now taking care of their granddaughter.
Top Protein Rich Foods Your Children Should Be...
Review common protein rich foods that your kids may be eating and learn if your children are getting enough protein in their diet.
When Can You Stop Burping Your Baby?
Review when you can stop burping your baby and the different positions that you can use to burp a baby.
Why You Shouldn't Let Babies Sleep Anywhere...
Learn how to put your baby to sleep so that she can sleep soundly and safely and reducing her risk of SIDS. Page 4.
When Do Babies Get Their Teeth, Anyway?
When should my baby get his first tooth and start teething?
Is Bronchitis Contagious?
Learn more about bronchitis, including the symptoms of bronchitis and whether or not bronchitis is contagious.
When Should You Stop Burping Your Baby?
Review when you can stop burping your baby. Page 7.
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.
Helpful Ways to Make the Terrible Twos Bearable
By learning more about the terrible twos, a normal stage in your child's development, it can make it easier to get through it and make sure that you aren't contributing to more battles than are necessary.
What You Should Know About Ringworm in Children
Ringworm is usually a mild fungal infection of the skin that causes a red circular lesion with a scaly border.
What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Two...
You Two Year Old. What you need to know to take care of your 2 year old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, potty training, and other toddler topics.
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.
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.
Adult Male Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of an adult louse, which is likely a male, since it is a little skinnier than typical female head lice. Page 3.
Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash
Picture of a Poison Ivy Rash. Pediatrics. Page 9.
What Are the Most Calcium-Rich Foods?
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of a head louse near a hair to show scale and so you can see how big head lice really are. Page 6.
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.
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.
Does Your Child Need to Be on the BRAT Diet?
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.
How to Tell if Your Child Has a Head Injury
Kids, especially toddlers as they are learning to walk, often fall and hit their heads. It helps to know what to do if your child has a head injury.
Baby Bottle Feeding Problems
Review what might cause a baby to scream when she starts to drink a bottle of baby formula.
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