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Infant Care and Infant Health: Condition Information

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What is infancy?

Infancy is generally considered to be the period from birth until age 2 years. It is a time of rapid growth and change for children and families.

This health topic covers some of the many issues related to infant health and infant care, including:

  • Promoting Infant Health Before Birth
  • Newborn Screening
  • Basics of Infant Health
  • Feeding
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Car Safety
  • Well-Child Health Care
  • Immunizations
  • Dental Health
  • Sleeping

This health topic is not meant to provide all the information you need to care for your infant. More information and resources can be found on the Resources and Publications page.


Last Reviewed: 04/12/2013
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology