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Girl looking up at growth chart measuring height.

Girls develop faster than boys, but when do girls reach their max height? Turns out, it's dependent on the age they get their first...

Sleepy toddler girl in bed with baby doll

A new research study indicates that toddlers and preschoolers probably don't need naps after age 2.  Turns out, sleep QUALITY may be more important than sleep QUANTITY. Parents...

B&W Checkup Photo

Yep, it's a respiratory illness outbreak, but most kids who catch enterovirus 68 will be just fine.  Here's what parents need to know about this latest childhood...

Doctor visit for ear infection

These common childhood diseases are unavoidable. EVERY child will eventually encounter them at some point in their life. Sometimes the symptoms like fever, diarrhea, and...

Boys wearing Costumes with Flashlights for Halloween

Before heading out to Trick-or-Treat, help ensure your child's safety by reviewing these Halloween safety tips together, and by choosing Halloween costumes that maximize both...

We've asked the experts to answer parent's most common toddler dental care questions, including when, how and why oral health is important for young children. Questions...

Is your toddler ready for a dental exam?   Gearing up for that first dental check-up can be stressful. Help prepare your toddler (and yourself!) with these...

Close-up of children showing their teeth and smiling

Struggling to brush a toddler’s teeth, parents often think: “It doesn’t matter! They’re just baby teeth. They’re going to fall out anyway!” Well, it does matter—those...

Little boy showing his muscles on the beach

Growth spurts are a natural part of childhood. Find out at what a growth spurt really is and at what age growth spurts are likely...

Artwork of Girl with heart lipstick with Candy and Cake on Head

Even when limiting the sweet-stuff, most parents seriously underestimate the impact of sugar on kids. But the news isn't all bad.  Get the real nitty-gritty with these surprising facts...