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10 Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Denver and Colorado Springs

Hiking with kids can be a great way to bond as a family, but it’s not always a walk in the park. Our experts share tips for hiking with kids, plus kid-friendly hikes near Denver and Colorado Springs.

When Do Kids Need Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are an incredible advancement in medicine, but they must be used with caution. Learn from Children’s Colorado experts about when antibiotics are needed, the risks of overprescribing and more.

Everything Parents Should Know About Pediatric Head Injuries

From bumps on the head to facial fractures and concussion, read our expert's advice on common pediatric head injuries, concerning signs and symptoms, and when and where to seek care.

Is Melatonin Safe for Kids? A Guide to Sleep, Side Effects and Dosage

Melatonin use has surged among children in recent years, but is it really safe? Our sleep expert weighs in on the side effects of this sleep aid, plus when and how to use melatonin for kids.

A Guide to ENT Surgery for Kids: Ear Tubes, Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

How do you know if your child needs ENT surgery, such as ear tubes, tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy? Our experts share what to watch for and alternative treatments that can help.

A Parent’s Guide to Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is a non-medical term that includes conditions that impact brain function and a celebration of the differences in how people think. Here's how to help your neurodivergent kid thrive.

A Parent’s Guide to Sleep for Kids: Healthy Habits, Benefits, Screen Time and More

How to help your kids build healthy sleep habits, from reducing screen time to building consistent bedtime routines. Plus, read our experts’ answers to commonly asked questions about kids’ sleep.

Advocating for Your Child’s Physical and Emotional Well-Being

Tips from pediatric experts on how to advocate for your child in medical settings, the classroom, politics and more.

Family Exercise Tips for Feeling Great Together

Learn expert tips for inspiring your family to get outside, stay active and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Respiratory Illness in Kids: How to Tell the Difference Between COVID-19, RSV, Flu and More

It can be hard to tell the difference between common respiratory illnesses in children. Our experts share advice on how to compare symptoms, prevention tips and when to seek care if your kid is sick.

Mental Health and Wellness in Kids

Mental health is essential to your overall health, and it’s worth taking care of. Get answers to your mental health questions from our experts.

How to Connect with Your Kids

How do you make time to connect with your kids in a busy world? Check out these tips from mental health experts.

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