The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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Solid foods for infants

5 questions about feeding infants solid foods

Starting solids is an exciting milestone for your infant. It’s also a great opportunity to start good habits for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Type 1 diabetes T1D

T1D profile: Peter leads in classroom, sports

Peter Engstrom is an honor roll student and football captain at Spring Lake Park High School.

Jessica type 1 diabetes

For teen with type 1 diabetes, it’s about numbers — and a whole lot more

For teens like Jessica with type 1 diabetes it’s about balancing your numbers. By managing her disease, she doesn’t let it limit her independence.

T1D profile: Madison amazing at dance, academics

Madison Bates is a junior at Hudson (Wis.) High School who does an amazing job handling type 1 diabetes. But she’s amazing at a lot of other things, too!

Josh Whitehill NICU micro preemie

Micro preemie weighed less than 1 pound at birth

NICU Then & Now: Jonathon Whitehill weighed 10.9 ounces when he was born in 2009. Today he's a first-grader who loves school and sports.

Ask Dr. Gigi

Children’s Pedcast: Healthy eating and alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages

Dr. Gigi Chawla joins the podcast to share how kids in today's world can eat healthy food, find alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages and ways to play outside.

Poison prevention

8 tips to prevent poisoning

In recognition of Poison Prevention Awareness Week, we've gathered tips from our experts.

Child Life

Tips from Child Life for using minimally threatening language

To communicate accurate, complete information that is developmentally appropriate

Ask Dr. Gigi

Advice for age-appropriate conversations about sex

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares how parents can provide their kids with age-appropriate information about sex.

Preemie twins now happy, healthy toddlers

NICU Then & Now: Wes and Ila Waller spent the first 47 days of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit on the St. Paul campus of Children's Minnesota.