Being a parent doesn’t come with an instruction manual to get you through the ups and downs—especially when it comes to kids’ health. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to helping your child thrive, we’ve brought you the next best thing: The Everymom’s Pediatric Health Guide in collaboration with the experts at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. We’re connecting you to leaders in the field and giving it The Everymom spin, highlighting key takeaways and empowering your next steps.


Chronic Condition Resources

pediatric chronic illness

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Kids Health

Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Your Child’s Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Surgery

infant hearing loss
Kids Health

Has Your Infant Been Diagnosed With Hearing Loss? Here’s Everything Experts Want You to Know

pregnancy genetic testing

Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Genetic Testing

Kids Health

Did Your L.O. Receive a Clubfoot Diagnosis? Here’s Everything Experts Want You to Know

hypospadias and UDT diagnosis treatment
Kids Health

What Experts Want Parents to Know About Treating Hypospadias and Undescended Testes

Pediatric Surgery Need-to-Knows

pediatric anesthesia
Pediatric Surgery Guide

What an Anesthesiologist Wants You to Know When Your Child is Having Surgery

child life specialist surgery prep
Pediatric Surgery Guide

A Specialist Shares How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

ear tube surgery
Pediatric Surgery Guide

Is Your Child Having Ear Tube Surgery? Here’s What You Need to Know

pediatric tonsil surgery
Pediatric Surgery Guide

Is Your Child Having Tonsil Surgery? Experts Explain What Parents Need to Know

child injury treatment
Pediatric Surgery Guide

Everything Parents Need to Know About Orthopedic Fracture Surgery

The Specialists Weigh In

kids poop

Kids Health

Everything You Need to Know About UTIs in Kids

does your child snore
Kids Health

My Child Snores—At What Point Should I Talk to a Doctor?

eye exam for kids
Kids Health

Is Your LO Squinting? How to Know When Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

pediatric heart conditions
Kids Health

The Most Common Pediatric Heart Conditions and What You Should Know

kids concussions
Kids Health

Heads Up: Everything You Need To Know About Managing and Preventing Concussions


Your Baby Was Diagnosed With a Condition In-Utero—Now What?

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Ask the Experts: Common High-Risk Fetal Health Conditions and What You Need to Know

You Asked, We Answered

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What should I pack in a bag before appointments?

For your kiddo, pack a few of your child’s favorite things, comfort items, and activities for you both to do while you wait. If you’re heading to an appointment that doesn’t require fasting, bring snacks and juice to keep your L.O.’s hanger at bay. For yourself, pack snacks, a water bottle, a phone charger, a notebook and pen (or some device that you can take notes on), and books or tech to entertain yourself while you’re waiting. Read more tips on prepping for big appointments here

My toddler gets hangry... how am I supposed to get them to fast before surgery?

Giving your child something to eat right before their mandated pre-surgery fasting hours is a good idea. Going without food and drink is hard for children (and adults!). Minimizing the amount of time they have to go without eating can improve your child’s ability to get through a long day. Read more on how to prep your child for surgery here.

I'm pregnant and considering genetic testing. Am I a candidate?

As of right now, genetic testing is open to almost everyone experiencing pregnancy or hoping to become pregnant. It used to be offered only to pregnant patients 35 years of age and older, but with advances in the field, blood tests on pregnant patients can now be used to screen for conditions that may occur—even without a family history. Read more about perinatal genetic testing here.

I don't live in the Chicago area... how can I get connected to the experts at Lurie Children's?

Lurie Children’s Hospital has locations all over Illinois (as well as Northwest Indiana), but if you’re looking to get more tips from leaders in the industry, be sure to keep up with them via their blog, podcast, socials, and newsletter. With a commitment to educating, they work hard to get information to their community which extends far beyond the borders of Chicago.

How did the Lurie Children's x The Everymom partnership come to be?

As a team of moms from a women-led company born out of Chicago, it is our goal to connect our readers with relatable and practical parenting advice built on personal experiences and expert guidance. Many aspects of parenting can feel isolating and, especially with the uncharted territory that comes with kids’ health concerns, we wanted to help create a landing spot where you can get connected with leaders in the pediatric health space. Since partnering with Lurie Children’s in 2021, we’ve been able to cover it all: from common pediatric ailments like constipation to more intimidating topics like pediatric surgery and chronic conditions. All while keeping you, the mom on the other side of the screen, top of mind.

Explore all that Lurie Children's has to offer and find a doctor near you today!