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10 Common Baby Questions Answered

From sleep to poop to crying, we know new babies. Get answers to common questions from our pediatric experts.

Confessions of a Bed-Sharing Parent

Babies not only sleep safer in their own space — they sleep better. Learn why experts don’t recommend bed-sharing.

Just Keep Breathing: The At-Home Asthma Program for Children

There isn’t a cure for asthma, but children who have it can thrive with proper treatment and a healthy environment. Keep the asthma triggers at bay with a regular check of your home.

The Problem with HiPP, Holle and other European Baby Formulas

European baby formulas like HiPP and Holle are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. The problem is that they’re not FDA-regulated - and that puts babies at risk.

Frequently Asked Questions About Raising Bilingual Children

The population of Colorado, and the U.S. as a whole, is becoming more culturally diverse. A Children’s Colorado speech-language pathologist answers parents’ most commonly asked questions about their children learning two or more languages.

Introducing a New Baby to Pets and Siblings

When a new baby is on the way, gradually preparing for the change can help avoid any unintended tension between pets, siblings and the new baby.

Choosing Child Care: A Guide to Your Baby’s Nine-to-Five

Finding the right child care center can be daunting for new parents. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to get info on potential child care options. The key is knowing what to ask.

Frequent Night Awakenings: Why Is My Baby Crying During Sleep?

Is your baby waking up and crying frequently at night? Our expert provides advice on how to comfort them and get them back to sleep.

First Year Doctor Visits: A Guide

Babies need a lot of doctor visits. Seven of them, to be exact, all within the first year of life. Pediatrician Dr. Dan Nicklas breaks them down, visit by visit.

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise and Physical Activity

An active lifestyle not only benefits physical health, but mental health too. That's important now more than ever, especially with mounting mental health concerns in children.

Senate Bill 195 and the Road to Better Mental Health for Kids

The youth mental health system in Colorado is broken, and nearly everyone knows it. A newly passed law could make a positive change.

The Teen Brain (Yes, It's in There)

Cognitive control supports the ability to put aside short-term gratification in pursuit of a goal. It matures as we age. But in adolescence, our reward centers mature much faster.

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