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What Is Baby Acne?

Pimples can plague you from infancy to adulthood. Here's how to beat blemishes at any age

by: Sydney Loney

Contrary to popular belief, babies don’t always have the best skin. A rash often mistaken for acne can appear in the first few weeks after birth, says Dr. Miriam Weinstein, a pediatric dermatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. And, in some cases, baby acne does exist. Here's how to treat your child's spots (and maybe even your own!).

Preparing Kids For A Hospital Stay

How to take the fear out of a trip to the hospital, especially if your child needs surgery

by: Sydney Loney

Every parent hopes their child will be healthy, but the reality is children get sick and sometimes need surgery, requiring an anesthetic. "We probably anesthetize 18,000 infants and children a year," says Dr. Larry Roy, chief of the Department of Anesthesia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Children can need elective surgery for everything from heart issues to hernias–here's what you should know about your child's trip to the hospital.

How Clean Is Your Kid?

From tooth brushing to nail clipping, here's how to make hygiene less of a hassle

by: Sydney Loney

Most little kids have better things to do than worry about whether their hands are clean or their teeth are brushed – and many wouldn’t pass the white glove test. It can be hard to convince kids that good hygiene is important, says Jennifer Kolari, a parent and child therapist in Toronto. “Kids think in the now, so a cavity six months from now doesn’t mean anything — and this is true right up to adolescence.” Here’s how to help small children take responsibility for “routine cleaning,” whether it’s their teeth, nails, hair or hands.

Kids And Stomach Flu

There's a stomach bug going around – here's what to do

by: Sydney Loney

Stomach bugs are common in kids–if your child is attending nursery school, going to daycare or simply hanging with friends at at a playdate, there's a good chance he'll eventually end up with the stomach flu. Here's what you need to know:

Cold and Flu Prevention

How to keep your family healthy this year.

by: Nancy Ripton

A few simple steps can make the difference between a year full of sick days and a healthy family. Here are four easy ways to help keep your family cold and flu-free this year.

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