Sick Baby

Hold Off on Giving Baby Antibiotics, Study Suggests

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Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed drugs for kids -- in 2010, they accounted for a quarter of all medications for children. But studies are indicating they may be over-prescribed, and this has the biggest effect on infants. A new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe synthesized hundreds of past studies, concluding... Read more

Will a Family's Self-Imposed Quarantine Save Their Daughter?

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To say that the O'Neill family lives in close quarters would be an understatement. The family of four has quarantined themselves in their Columbia, South Carolina home for nine months. And it's all in an effort to save their daughter's life. In July 2013, Eliza O'Neill, 5, was diagnosed with the rare, fatal genetic disorder called Sanfilippo... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Get Your Sick Tot to Eat

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Is your toddler a picky eater when he's sick? (And all you want to pump him full of fluids and food so he gets better soon?) Next time he refuses to eat or drink and you're worried about dehydration, try this trick from user Christina-marie, who posted this suggestion on our Toddlers 12-24 Months... Read more