Read health tips from our experts as well as stories by patients, families and staff about kids’ health and their experiences at Children’s Minnesota.

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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.

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What to know about type 1 diabetes

Dr. Gigi Chawla discusses how type 1 diabetes affects kids.

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.

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Tips to tackle bedwetting

Dr. Gigi Chawla shares what parents can do when their kids haven't outgrown the bedwetting phase.

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!

Red-Vested Rockstar: Vicky Haskins

Vicky has volunteered at Children’s since 2006, earning nearly 3,000 service hours! She loves to help others, so assisting families and visitors at the Welcome Center was the perfect fit.

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.

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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.

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What to do with kids and vitamins

Knowing what vitamins to give children can be a challenge for parents. Dr. Gigi Chawla shares how many and what kinds kids should receive.