Children's Health

From newborn to adulthood, your children count on you to keep them healthy, strong and thriving. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital experts help you stay in-the-know while your kids are on-the-grow.

Sleep darker

Eager for restful nights? Aim to keep TV, smartphones and electronics out of the bedroom.

Patient Story

‘Such a joy’

A colorful string of bravery beads shows a baby girl’s remarkable journey.

Patient Story

Always a friend in sight

Born with a congenital cataract in one eye, Sam Pepper has come to see treatments as a fun childhood adventure with a cherished friend—his doctor.

‘Simply a must’

Don’t delay on fall vaccinations—it’s important to keep up routine shots for your children’s health.

Plant power—even in a hurry

Don't let a busy day derail your plan to eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains.

Patient Story

Rufus, the teaching teddy bear

A cuddly companion guides young patients in helpful lessons about diabetes.

Patient Story

‘The tumor is just melting away’

A 10-year-old girl's fight against a rare cancer brings her to West Michigan for precision treatment.

Patient Story

Kids conquer the diamond

Minor League baseball team puts patients from children's hospital in charge for one special night.

Want a win-win exercise? Go biking

Looking for a high-intensity workout, or just a great leisurely activity? Your wellness goals can help steer your cycling plans.

One step at a time

Want to make a big impact on your health? Sit less and move more. Even a small amount of daily physical activity can make a difference.

Patient Story

‘It was a wonderful year for us’

A breakthrough discovery and new chemotherapy medication give new hope to the family of an incredible 3-year-old.

‘I never knew I liked cauliflower’

A creative cooking class whips up family-friendly, healthy meal ideas for kids and parents.