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.

Got kids? Master summer skin care

Insect repellant, sunscreen and anti-bacterial ointments are handy tools for parents of little ones who love the outdoors.

Patient Story

‘Incredibly important’

With the COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 6 months and older, a Michigan mom is finally able to get her young children vaccinated.

Happy, healthy travels

If you want nutritious snacks and meals on vacation, plan ahead—and don't settle for junk.

‘It is a full-time job’

For Ricardo Vail, the successes of parenting have been bolstered by connecting with a Strong Beginnings project for dads.

10 things to know about swimmer’s itch

Don't let parasites get under your skin this summer.

9 tips for water safety

Lakes, ponds and swimming pools are the best part of summer. Here's how to make a splash with precautions top of mind.

Top snacks for testy taste buds

Healthy snacks that are quick, easy and readily available will set you up for a win.

A race for camaraderie

Care providers and community members join Fox Trot 5K to promote fitness and foster connections.

Patient Story

‘They are both little miracles’

With a loving family and guidance from doctors, a pair of young siblings with spinal muscular atrophy are thriving.

Vacation on the horizon? Plan ahead

Pack a kit for hygiene and first aid—and know about guidelines and restrictions before you go.

Patient Story

‘Are the girls OK?’

A West Michigan mom credits a car seat safety program for helping her young daughters remain unharmed in a head-on crash.

‘Top of the cool chart’

A passion for art and classic cars keeps a Michigan teen in good spirits amid a battle with cancer.