Baby Health

Dental care for babies & toddlers

Babies, and especially toddlers, can be very resistent and squirmy when it comes to brushing their teeth. It's normal. Don't let it stress you out or discourage you from brushing. Just keep at it! Your goal is to start building good dental hygiene habits by getting your baby comfortable with the toothbrush and establishing a routine.

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Eczema and rashes

Rashes of all types are very common in babies and young children, especially eczema, diaper rashes, drool rashes, and heat rashes. Here's a clear rundown on what to do for each type.

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Cradle cap

Cradle cap is very common in young babies. You can recognize it as patches of yellow scales or crusts attached to a baby’s scalp, eyebrows, behind ears, armpits, diaper area, or skin folds. You can leave it to go away on its own if you’d like, but if you want to help it clear sooner read on for what to do.

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Reflux

Simply put, reflux is when your baby spits up breastmilk or formula. Most babies have some degree of reflux. For most, it's a harmless issue that they just need to outgrow. More severe cases, though, can be stressful for both baby and parents. Read here for concrete tips on how to manage reflux and signals for when it's best to call the pediatrician.

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Constipation

Detecting constipation can be confusing because baby poop changes a lot over time. Read here to understand what actual constipation looks like along with lots of practical tips for what to do about it.

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Gas

Young babies sometimes get “gassy”, which is when air is trapped in their digestive tract. This is uncomfortable and can make them fussy. Read here for common signs of gassiness along with a set of things you can do to offer some relief.

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Colds & Congestion

Colds are very common in babies as their immune systems fight off viruses and pollutants. They often last 7-10 days, which can feel like an eternity. Read here for what to do to ease the discomfort for your baby or toddler.

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Teething pain

Teething is when a baby has a tooth come through the gums, which can be uncomfortable for your baby, especially the few days before the tooth busts through. Read for tips on helping your baby through tough teething periods.

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Fever

Fevers in young babies can be very scary for parents. Read here for the rundown on fevers and what you should do at each age. 

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