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.

Hammock safety 101

An injury prevention nurse shares her top tips for making sure your relaxation time is safe.

Rise of the techie toddler

You might be tempted to give your little one unfettered access to electronics—but pediatricians say that might be a mistake.

How to discuss race with your child

Doctors share their suggestions for participating in honest and upfront family conversations during this pivotal moment in history.

Patient Story

‘What a great experience’

When they needed help, these patients found comfort in urgent care.

Parents: Beware these red flags

A pediatric infectious disease specialist shares crucial information about COVID-19 and the inflammatory disease making headlines around the world.

Patient Story

Puppets take on the pandemic

Pediatric patients' drawings come alive with the help of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre dreamers.

Patient Story

Lessons from ‘the bubble’

The parents of a little girl born without an immune system have tips for families trying to stay safe and happy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Help kids navigate the terrain

At home, open communication and rock-solid routines can wrangle disruptions and uncertainty.

Parents: Take a breath—and a break

Families need schedules and structure in this at-home period amid COVID-19. But they also need a little leeway.

Keep kids to a sleep routine

A good night of solid rest will make days spent at home all the more tolerable.

COVID-19: Cancel those playdates

With schools closed, parents may be tempted to arrange get-togethers for their kids. Not a good idea, says an infectious disease doctor.

Patient Story

Pomp, despite the circumstance

Lexanne Sherrell lost her twin sister in utero. Soon thereafter, the 1-pound-5-ounce preemie forged her own path to graduate from the NICU.