Ask The Pediatrician | HealthChildren.Org Q & A with Dr. Tanya

Question My husband and I are on a gluten-free diet. We would like our baby to also eat gluten-free. Anything we should know? Answer By: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP Parents may follow a restricted-grain diet themselves for various reasons, but…

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Signs of Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that can be very complex. Signs can appear in early infancy but usually noticeable around 18 months to 2 years of age. Doctors screen for Autism, but parents should be aware of signs as well. Lack of eye contact…

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Is Baby not Talking Yet?

Everyone cannot wait for baby’s first words… “Mommy”, “Daddy”, “Hi”, anything to hear the sweet angelic voice of your little one. All children develop differently Some will say many words by 1 year Some won’t say their first word until…

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When Will Baby Start Walking?

That anxious time when you can’t wait for your baby to take his or her first step. Most babies start walking around 1 year Some as early as 9 months Others may not start walking until after 15 months Check…

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Tips for Washing Your Toddler

Hopefully you have one of those adorable bath loving, water playing kids… If not, here are some tips to help you get through bath-time! Make it fun! – Turn bath-time into a game. Find toys your child will enjoy playing…

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When to Potty Train

Potty training is a developmental milestone and should not be rushed. For most toddlers it is usually around 2 ½ to 3 years old. Some children may even be older. The children need to be able to know: When they…

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How to Stop Baby from Biting

When infants bite their mom while breast-feeding, mom will say, “Ouch!” loudly and put baby down. This tells baby that they can’t bite mom while feeding. Use the same technique as baby gets older. If a nine month old should…

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Bath Time Safety

Giving baby a bath is a fun time for parents but bath time safety is very important. Babies can drown in just a few centimeters of water so you should never leave your infant or baby alone in the bath…

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How to Teach Kids to Blow Their Nose

When children have a runny or stuffed nose, parents put a tissue up to their nose and try to teach them to blow, knowing it will help them feel better. Around the ages of two or three you can teach…

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