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Parenting Articles from Children's Hospital Colorado Experts


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The Best Sunscreen Tips for Kids

Want to keep your kids protected from the sun? Learn our expert’s tips for choosing sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, avoiding sunburns and more.

The Many Benefits of Well-Child Visits

Well-child visits are routine health checkups to ensure that your kid is healthy and thriving. Our experts share why these visits are important and what parents can expect at each age.

What are Germs and How Can We Prevent Them from Spreading?

Germs are the microorganisms behind many common sicknesses, like the flu. Our experts share what exactly germs are, how they spread and how to avoid them.

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.

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.

Types of Coughs in Kids

Coughs help clear your airways and fight infection, but sometimes they can be a sign of something more serious. Learn about the types of cough, home remedies to ease symptoms and when to see a doctor.

Wildfire Smoke and Kids: Health Effects

Smoky air and ozone are especially dangerous for kids. Get tips for staying safe and staying active, even on bad air quality days.

Kids, Teens and Vaping: Should Parents Be Worried?

Is vaping harmful for kids? Is it addictive? Our pediatric breathing experts share the what we know about teen vaping with tips for parents who are concerned about the trend and vaping’s effects on kids. Learn the latest.

Vaccines for Babies with Medical Conditions

Learn about vaccines for infants with medical conditions, special considerations and how they protect against harmful disease.

Healthy Meal Tips for Busy Families

Preparing healthy meals doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. Learn how to easily prepare nutritious meals for your family every day.

My Kid Isn't Athletic

Dr. Emily Sweeney offers six tips for getting kids out of the house and having fun, even if they don't like traditional sports.

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