Baby's health and wellness

As a parent, baby's health and wellness is a top priority. Ovia Health offers articles with educational information so you can feel confident and informed.

How to help your child get comfortable wearing a mask 

Practical tips for how to juggle working from home and caring for a young child

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Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Top 10 easy and healthy homemade snacks for your toddler

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Cluster feeding: Our survival guide for parents

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Allergic reaction vs. eczema flare-up: How can I tell the difference?

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Is your baby ready for solids? Top 7 signs to look for

Father feeds baby from a bottle

USDA guidelines on food allergies: What they mean for your baby

Best diapers of 2021

The best in diapers, wipes, and bags

best baby monitors and baby sleep products

The best in baby monitors and baby sleep products

the best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

The best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

best baby bath and skin products

The best products in baby bath and skincare

best car seats of 2021

The best car seats

15 months

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Stressless Fest recap

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Know your rights: Pumping at work

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When breast isn’t best: How one mom accepted that breastfeeding wouldn’t be part of her family’s story

5 ways your whole family can find some calm 

COVID-19 and pediatrics: Your questions answered

2 weeks old

Woman recieving vaccination

A new daily rhythm, inner resilience, and the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine while breastfeeding

Women’s history through her healthcare

Women’s history through her healthcare

Dear World: Please come back. But not exactly as you were

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Does my toddler drink enough water?

toddler sleeping

What is a reasonable bedtime for an almost-three-year-old?

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How much should my toddler eat?

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How long should a toddler use a sippy cup?

toddler running

How much exercise do toddlers need?

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Encouraging your toddler to use silverware

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Introducing your toddler to hand-washing

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Ways to make eating with utensils fun

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Toddlers and treats

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Solving food issues with your toddler in the second year

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Making sure your toddler gets proper nutrition

Child and healthcare professional elbow bump

Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

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When do molars come in?

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The case for bare feet in early walking

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Your guide to scrapes, bumps, and bruises in the second year

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Bedtime when your baby starts pulling up to stand

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Combining formula and breastfeeding

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How breast milk changes as your baby grows

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Should you ever wake a sleeping baby?

baby reaching for food

Is it okay to let my baby snack?

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Minimizing the mealtime mess

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Baby’s sleep and daylight savings

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Introducing the bottle to a breastfed baby

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10 things to keep out of baby’s mouth

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Do babies have taste preferences?

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Introducing new foods to your child

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5 tips for brushing baby’s teeth

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Helping your baby stay comfortable while teething

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Is your pediatrician right for you?

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Let’s talk about prepared baby food

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11 signs to call the pediatrician

A baby napping on a schedule.

3 keys to napping

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Pros and cons of room-sharing

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5 ways to manage diaper rash

A baby smiling on floor.

Why do babies need to stay active?

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Does my baby sleep too much?

A smiling baby.

Smiling and newborns

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What you should know about crib safety

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Ways to stay sane with a colicky newborn

A couple running with baby to represent exercise while breast feeding.

Is it safe to exercise while breastfeeding?

A baby sleeping on back.

Baby’s sleep position

A woman burping baby to represent how to effectively burp your newborn.

Burping your baby

A couple traveling with their newborn in a stroller.

8 must-packs for an outing with your newborn

A baby getting bath.

Washing your newborn with a sponge

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What should I put in a newborn’s crib?

A woman breastfeeding newborn to represent how to get a newborn to latch on.

Getting your newborn to latch on

A person breastfeeding a newborn.

Newborn feeding times

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Making immunization visits less stressful

Why it’s more important than ever that your child be vaccinated

Practical tips for how to juggle working from home and caring for a young child

How to help your child get comfortable wearing a mask 

When is flu season?

A baby laying down.

Why do some newborns lose weight?

Weaning your toddler off the pacifier

Introducing your toddler to new textures at mealtime

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Dinner for two: 6 eating tips for a healthy breastfed baby

Your toddler the early riser

Toddlers and silverware regression

When should I change bottle nipples?

5 positions every breastfeeding mom should try

Food allergies in the first two months

Toddler breath-holding spells

Breast milk storage basics

Help! My baby won’t self-feed

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Common immunization myths

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3 AM and all is quiet: Reflecting on life after my son’s diagnosis

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Dad does the cooking: One father on the benefits of giving up stereotypical gender roles

Mom cuddling baby

A way to remember it all: On fear, hope, and all the photos I took when my baby boy first got sick

For Black families, change is coming one doula at a time

A breastfeeding journey

Who should get the flu vaccine?

What’s the difference between a cold and the flu? 

Why it’s so important to get the flu vaccine this year

Vaccine safety

Celebrating Black birth workers of the past

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Recommended immunization schedule for baby’s first year

When should you switch Baby to a sippy cup?

A person feeding their baby breast milk.

How long does pumped an stored breast milk stay fresh?

A person bottle feeding their baby.

7 tips for bottle feeding

How you can get more milk when you pump

Meet 4 midwives dedicated to evolving the Black maternal landscape

How often should a baby breastfeed?

Signs that your baby is hungry (and full!) 

Breastfeeding benefits for you and your baby

An intro to breastfeeding

The two-month baby checkup: A play-by-play guide

5 fun, healthy popsicles to make at home

2 years 6 months

Suggested immunization schedule for your baby’s second year and onward through early childhood

Suggested immunization schedule for your baby’s second year and onward through early childhood

How vaccines work

How vaccines work

Vaccine safety

Common childhood vaccines and the diseases they protect against

Common childhood vaccines and the diseases they protect against

What is herd immunity?

What is herd immunity?

Finding kid-food at restaurants with no children’s menu

Common daycare illnesses that sound scarier than they are

Coping with daycare germs 

Living with a peanut allergy

Growth spurts through childhood

Cow’s milk interaction

Napping during an illness

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Combination vaccines

Homemade baby food – where to start?

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What is BPA? Should I be concerned?

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How to make healthy and cost-effective baby food

Why do some breastfed babies reject the bottle?

A newborn playing with toys.

When can I start introducing toys?

Help! My toddler won’t eat meat!

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Combination vaccines

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Recommended immunization schedule for baby’s first year

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Common immunization myths

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Making immunization visits less stressful

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Baby’s one-year immunizations

The two-month baby checkup: A play-by-play guide

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What’s the deal with co-sleeping?

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Baby’s one-year immunizations

Washing your newborns’s clothes

Can a baby taste food through breast milk?

Normal napping patterns in almost-two-year-olds

Dealing with toddler sleep regression

Multiples and crib-sharing

When can I stop worrying about choking hazards with food?

Getting your toddler’s sleep schedule back on track

Helping toddlers develop healthy food-regulation habits

11 weeks old

How to prevent baby bottle mouth

Building a baby food stash without buying special equipment

Feast or famine: Your toddler’s varying appetite

Pros and cons of snacktime

Cavities in baby teeth

Tips for encouraging your toddler’s healthy immune system

Should my toddler be taking a multivitamin?

Sick day meals for fussy toddlers

Putting the FUN in food

How much sleep should a two and a half-year-old get?

When your whole family gets sick

Setting reasonable bedtimes as your toddler moves into childhood

What to do about latching problems

Breastfeeding multiples

Fun new ways to introduce vegetables

Being flexible with the bedtime routine

What kind of milk should my toddler be drinking?

Is my almost-three-year-old ready to stop napping?

Tips for transitioning away from a sippy cup

Nightmares and night terrors

Are naps really necessary?

Toddler feeding problems

Toddlers and UTIs

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Common toddler skin rashes: Part 1

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Why does baby need to wait for solid foods?

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Babies, solid foods, and when they should meet

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Dealing with baby eczema

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Baby’s first cold

9 weeks old

8 weeks old

Thorough tooth brushing in the third year

Tips for toddler sunburns

What to do when baby figures out how to take off their diaper

It takes a village: How community programs can enrich your baby’s life

Nutrition as the building block for your baby’s growth

Myths and facts about WIC

Different types of thermometers and your squirmy toddler 

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, my baby is snoring

A person holding their newborn baby's soft spot.

Why does my newborn have a soft spot?

Keeping baby sunburn-free

Why do newborns have more bones than adults?

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Your newborn’s vision in the first month

A person holding their crying baby wondering how to get the baby to sleep through the night.

Tips to encourage uninterrupted sleep in your newborn

A mother putting on a new diaper.

Newborn poo: a quick and dirty guide

A person cleaning a newborn umbilical stump.

Taking care of your newborn’s umbilical stump

3 years

Emerging food allergies in the toddler years

Outdoor safety hazards

Why might a toddler have dark circles under their eyes?