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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.
Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Autism Screening Quiz Does your toddler have any signs or symptoms of autism
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:
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
How to Track Your Child's Growth
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.
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.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Height Weight Charts for your Kids
Growth Charts for Boys and Girls Plot your kids' height and weight on our Growth Charts Growth charts
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early...
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
Kids Calorie Calculator
Kids Calorie Calculator How many calories do you need each day? Sorry, but our Calorie Calculator requires
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Male in...
Statistics for the average height of an adult man in the United States.
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.
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Is your child ready for potty training
Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn if you can catch chickenpox from a person with shingles.
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.
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.
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.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Do you have PPD
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Learning Disability Screening Quiz Does your child have a learning disability
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu?
Review common swine flu symptoms, which can include high fever, cough, runny nose, cough, and body aches, and how to tell the difference between swine flu and other common childhood conditions.
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.
Eating Disorders Screening Quiz - Do your kids...
An eating disorder screening quiz to see if your children and teens might have symptoms of an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Female...
Statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States.
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.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
Tylenol *Dosage Calculator How much Tylenol should you give your child? Sorry, but our Tylenol Dosage
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.
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.
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.
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.
What You Should Know About the Latest Measles...
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
Allowance Calculator - How much should your...
Allowance Calculator How much should your child get? Sorry, but our Allowance Calculator requires that
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.
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.
Adult Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease Symptoms
Learn about classic Lyme disease symptoms, including how to identify erythema migrans, so that you can recognize if your child has Lyme disease following a tick bite.
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.
Here's How Much Calcium Your Growing Child Needs
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.
Is Bronchitis Contagious?
Learn more about bronchitis, including the symptoms of bronchitis and whether or not bronchitis is contagious.
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.
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.
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 Every Parent Should Know About Staph...
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
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.
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.
Skin Rashes
Review pictures of common childhood skin rashes, including ringworm, chicken pox, eczema, measles, insect bites, diaper rashes, and yeast infections, to help you become familiar with common conditions that might be causing your child's rash.
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children Constipation is a common problem for infants and children and
Don't Panic: What to Do 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.
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Much Formula Should You Be Feeding Your Baby?
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.
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.
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.
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.
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 25 Best Sunscreens for Kids
Learn how to choose the best sunscreen or sun block for your kids.
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.
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 Tell If Your Baby Is Teething
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Bug Bite - Bug Bite Picture
Bug bites can be scary for parents, since even a 'normal' reaction to an bug bite, as shown in this picture, can include redness, swelling, and warm skin. Page 2.
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)?
Do Your Child's Frequent Nosebleeds Need...
Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.
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?
Pityriasis Rosea - Pityriasis Rosea Picture
Pityriasis rosea is often confused with ringworm, because this skin rash typically begins with a large scaly herald patch that actually does look like a ringworm. Page 12.
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
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.
Yeast - Diaper Rash Pictures
You should suspect a yeast diaper rash, as shown in this picture, when your baby's regular diaper rash just isn't getting better and then becomes bright red, and is surrounded with red bumps (satellite lesions). Page 9.
Fifth Disease
Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum) is a common viral infection of childhood that causes a distinctive rash, including red or 'slapped cheeks' and a pink or red lacelike rash on their arms. Page 5.
Measles
Review a picture of the characteristic red blotchy rash of a child with measles and read about other measles symptoms these children have. Page 8.
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.
Eczema - Eczema Pictures
Review a picture of the typical skin rash caused by eczema, which can be helpful in diagnosing your child with eczema.
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.
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.
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.
Why Doctors Prescribe This Chemo Drug for the Flu
Review the use of Zofran in children with gastroenteritis or vomiting from the stomach flu.
The Top 10 Healthy Foods that Kids Actually Like
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.
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.
Teen Depression Screening Quiz
A depression screening quiz to see if your kids or teenager is depressed.
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.
Learn to Identify These Shingles Symptoms
Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a reactivation of chickenpox, which can cause pain and a classic rash, with clusters of small bumps that turn into vesicles (fluid filled blisters) and eventually form crusty scabs.
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.
Ringworm
Review a picture of the characteristic rash of a tinea corporis (ringworm) infection. Note the red, ring shaped lesion with scale. Page 6.
Self Esteem Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs of low self esteem.
Tinea Capitis
A picture showing the round, scaly patches with hair loss that are charactistic of tinea capitis or ringworm on a child's scalp. Page 13.
Baby Bottle Feeding Problems
Review what might cause a baby to scream when she starts to drink a bottle of baby formula.
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.
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.
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.
Scabies Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Scabies is a skin infestation that can cause an intensely itchy rash. Learn about how to diagnosis and treat children with scabies.
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.
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.
Poison Ivy
This picture shows the classic blistering poison ivy rash that people get after having contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac:. Page 10.
Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a rash caused by a virus that caused small, flesh colored, dome shaped bumps on a child's skin. Page 7.
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.
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.
How to Really Do Your Research On Vaccines
Learn how to really do vaccine research by avoiding anti-vaccine websites and seeing through all of the myths, misinformation, and conspiracy theories that scare some parents away from vaccines.
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.
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.
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 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.
Diabetes Symptoms
Learn how to recognize diabetes symptoms, both so that you can recognize early symptoms if your child actually develops diabetes and so that you don't worry about symptoms, like craving sugar, that don't actually have anything to do with diabetes.
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).
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.
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?
Chicken Pox
View a picture of the classic rash of chicken pox infections, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs. Page 4.
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.
Child with a Cold Sore
View a picture of a child with a cold sore or fever blister on her lip. Page 14.
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.
Learn More About the Kissing Disease
Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, is a common childhood infection that can cause a sore throat, fever, and swollen glands. Review the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for mono.
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?
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.
Why Your Child May Have a Black Tongue
My son has had a stomach ache for a few days. It was mild and I wasn't too worried about it, but this morning he woke up with a black tongue. He otherwise seems fine, but I have never seen anything like it. What could be wrong with him?
Know These Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis
Learn about the signs, symptoms, treatments of viral and bacterial meningitis and how it is diagnosed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is a Stye and Is It Dangerous for Babies?
A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a common infection on a child's eyelid. Learn about the symptoms and treatments in case your child gets a stye.
How to Tell if Your Child Is Dehydrated
Review the signs and symptoms of dehydration in children.
Advice for Diagnosiing and Treating Sinusitis...
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.
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.
Must-Know Facts About Pink Eye in Children
Pink eye is a common disorder that causes a child's eyes to be red, with tearing, matting and drainage.
What Happens to Your Body When You Have...
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 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.
Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz Results...
Here are the results of your Symptoms of Diabetes Screening Quiz.
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.
Food Allergy Screening Quiz - Do you have...
Food Allergy Screening Quiz Do your kids have symptoms of food allergies
Can You Identify These Symptoms of Strep Throat?
Review why a child being treated with antibiotics for strep throat might start coughing.
What Every Parent Should Do to Prevent 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.
Constipation Treatment Guide
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