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Snack Attack: Healthy Snacking for Kids

Healthy snacks can be good for kids when given at the right time and in the right amount. Learn more about the dos and don’ts of eating between meals.

All About Child Food Allergies

Learn more about how to introduce new foods to babies and the best ways to recognize allergic reactions.

Age-Specific Schedules and Activities for Kids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Making a complete schedule with at-home activities is not always easy, but we’re here to help make schedules go smoothly.

Outdoor Adventures with Kids

If you’re going for a hike or adventure with children, our experts have some advice for a smooth trip. Read on to learn our tips for adventuring with kids.

The Difference Between Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

Learn about the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke from our specialists. Read on and find out more about heat-related illness in children.

The Top Tips for Trampoline Safety

Find out more about trampoline safety and the risks associated with children using trampolines. Learn how to trampoline safely into summer.

Tips for Getting Fit and Healthy as a Family During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Getting fit and healthy is often easier with the support of others. Check out our tips on how to get in shape as a family.

Parents' Top 7 Sleep Questions Answered

Seeing your child struggle to get a good night’s sleep can be unsettling. Read on to see some of parents’ top sleep questions answered.

Homeschooling, Hybrid Learning and Finding Balance During the Pandemic

The pandemic has changed our daily lives in many ways. Read our expert tips for families on how to support children and teens while learning from home.

Pandemic Teen Mental Health

Teens from our Mental Health Youth Action Board provide advice on how to help teens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is Bed-Sharing Safe for Your Baby?

Learn about the risks of bed-sharing and how to put your baby to sleep safely.

The Hidden Danger of Humidifiers

Dry air can lead to sore throats, chafed nasal passages and dry skin, especially for little ones. "It's common in Colorado to use humidifiers," says Robin Deterding, MD, medical director of our Breathing Institute. "But people should use them cautiously."

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