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Infant Bathing and Grooming with Medical Complications

How should you bathe and groom babies with complex medical needs, at home or in the NICU? Our experts have some tips.

Developmental Milestones for Babies in the NICU

How are development milestones different for babies born early or who have a longer stay in the NICU? Our experts provide some general guidance on what to expect from your NICU baby, when.

Baby Poop Guide

Learn more about what the color, consistency and frequency of your baby’s poop says about their health.

All About Child Food Allergies

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

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."

A Guide to Your Baby's First Year of Doctor Visits

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.

How Anesthesia Affects Developing Brains

New research shows the effects of anesthesia on developing brains might be longer-lasting - and easier to trigger - than previously thought.

Food Allergy Immunotherapy

Right now, there's no Food and Drug Administration-approved medical therapy to treat food allergies. Thanks to food allergy immunotherapy, or food desensitization, that's about to change.

Food Allergy 101

Does your child have food allergies? Our Food Allergy 101 provides families with food allergy resources and information they need to understand, prevent and manage their child's food allergies.

The Migraine Problem: New Frontiers in Headache Treatment for Kids

Migraines affect nearly 10% of kids, but it can be difficult to diagnose them properly. Learn about the difference between a migraine and a headache, as well as how our experts are diagnosing and treating migraines.

Keto Diet for Kids with Epilepsy: The Benefits and Risks

Touted by neurologists and celebrities, the ketogenic diet has many benefits, including seizure reduction for kids with epilepsy — but it can also be dangerous. Learn more about keto and its benefits and drawbacks for kids with epilepsy here.

How Can You Tell If It's Appendicitis?

A kid's stomach might hurt for many reasons, and most of them are not appendicitis. So how do you identify the real thing?

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