Kid tips videos

Home health

Staying home helps protect the health of everyone during the COVID-19 health crisis. If you do have to be in a public place, be sure to follow these tips when you return home.


With orders to stay home and social distance during the health crisis, it’s not uncommon for families to experience increased feelings of depression, loneliness, anxiety and sadness, and even difficulty focusing or sleeping.


Have a telemedicine visit coming up soon with your doctor? Follow these tips to help ensure your visit goes well.


Does your child experience itchy, watering eyes, sneezing, skin rashes or cough and wheezing when playing outside? He or she might have allergies.


Antibiotics are medications that fight bacterial infections in our bodies. But not every illness needs them, and overuse can lead to unwanted side effects.


Children’s bones are still developing until they are about 18 years old. Make sure your children get enough calcium early in life, so they can grow strong bones.

Cell phone use

Teens and tweens spend a lot of time on cell phones these days, often at the expense of personal interaction. Try these tips for curbing cell phone use.

Child care

At some point, most parents need childcare. It’s normal to be anxious about leaving your child in someone else’s hands, so do your homework.


Not all cribs are created equally. Make sure you have checked a crib for stability and other factors before purchasing it for your child.

Diabetes (Type 2)

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body metabolizes sugar, also known as glucose, and it is becoming more common in children.

Dog bites

Every year, nearly a million people in the U.S. suffer from dog bites that are severe enough to require medical attention. Many of those bitten are children and most of those bites are from the family pet.


Kids spend more time in front of screens than ever before. Try these tips to lessen the use of electronics in your household.

Food safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the government to examine the safety of thousands of additives in our food, as well as its packaging, which it says can have negative impacts on children’s health. Dr. B offers tips on how to protect your family.


It’s easy for children to share germs at school and home. To help prevent the spread of illness, have your child learn to wash their hands and face.

Medication dosing

It’s not uncommon for parents to make mistakes when dispensing medication to children. Follow these guidelines to help keep your child safe.

Pain relievers

If your child is 6 months or older and suffering from fever, swelling, pain or an ear infection, an anti-inflammatory ibuprofen, like Motrin or Advil, is recommended.

Physical activity

It’s recommended that children get 60 minutes of physical activity daily. It’s vital for a child’s development, and it lays the foundation for a healthy and active life.


More than a million children younger than six are accidentally poisoned each year in the U.S. from things like household cleaners, personal care products and medications. Poison-proof your home with these tips.


It’s important for children to know that every kid is different and every body is different, so they shouldn’t compare themselves to others.

Screen time

Did you know that the average teenager spends more than seven hours a day in front of a computer, TV or cell phone screen? Screen time is fun, but too much can lead to problems.


Sleep is critical for the physical growth and mental development of children. Most kids need ten or more hours of sleep a day, especially older teens.

Sleep training

Many parents are motivated to get their babies to sleep through the night at an early age. So-called sleep training is a very personal choice but is not medically necessary.


Cigarette smoke exposure can lead to serious health problems, and kids who grow up watching their parents smoke are 15 times more likely to be smokers themselves.

Stress relief

Teens get stressed just like adults and it can affect their health if they don’t learn to properly manage it. Teach your teen how to unwind with these tips.


Research shows that putting sunscreen on your child’s face, neck and arms as part of getting dressed in the morning can significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer when they are older.

Water safety

Drowning accidents are the second most common cause of death in toddlers. To keep children safe around water, have an adult assigned to keep an eye on them 100% of the time and always wear life jackets.