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Baby development: Your 4 month old

Baby's first illness

If your baby seems to get a new cold every other week, you’re not alone.

Did you know that your baby could get as many as 12 colds per year? Most are viral infections, meaning antibiotics are not necessary and won’t help. At this age, as your baby’s immune system strengthens, the best you can do is prevent sickness through good hand hygiene and make your baby as comfortable as possible while any illness lasts.Your pediatrician can help you determine if the colds are something more, like an ear infection.

Learn more about your baby’s developing immune system with Dr. Sara Connolly.

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