Baby Health and Cradle Cap

Baby Health and Cradle Cap

Why does your baby sister’s head suddenly look so gross?  Don’t worry!  It’s probably cradle cap, a very common condition for newborn babies. And while it can look pretty scary, it is actually nothing to worry about!  If you want to know what’s going on with cradle...
Baby Health and Thrush

Baby Health and Thrush

If your baby sister’s mouth suddenly gets some weird white splotches on it and she seems fussy and not interested in eating, chances are she has something called “thrush”. This is a common infection among babies and in most cases, it can be cleared up right at home...
Baby Health and Teething

Baby Health and Teething

Did your little sister steal your favorite Transformer – and then chew it to death?  Don’t get mad! She’s not trying to punish you — she is probably starting to teethe and is going to start chewing on everything in sight! Are you ready to learn all about...
An Introduction to Swine Flu

An Introduction to Swine Flu

We’ve previously talked about the causes of the flu and how to prevent it. Now let’s talk about a particular type of the flu, swine flu. What is Swine Flu? Swine flu is a type of influenza virus. Normally, swine flu is found in pigs (hence the name). In 2009, “swine...
Babies and Jaundice

Babies and Jaundice

Did your baby brother or sister come home from the hospital just fine — and then start to turn a funny color?  Don’t panic!  He or she probably has something called jaundice, which affects most newborn babies and is usually a mild case that goes away on its own....
Baby Care: Diaper Rash

Baby Care: Diaper Rash

What is Diaper Rash? Diaper rash is a term that refers to the skin on a baby’s bottom, thighs and diaper area that can become inflamed — meaning it turns red and can be sensitive when touched. Most cases of diaper rash come from something called contact...