All babies feed differently and all will have their different habits and patterns. This is why it’s quite difficult to say what is normal this leaflet contains an explanation of the main sorts of feeding problems and what they mean.
Is my child too ill for school?
When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.
Manchester Health Visiting Service offers comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers of children from pre-birth to four and a half years. A health visitor is a registered nurse or midwife with specialist additional qualifications in child, family and public health who offers a range of advice and information on feeding, parenting skills, sleeping and healthy eating and a whole lot more.
Creative Arts for Health
An NHS nurse was asked what advice they’d give to parents of children with Eczema – and this is what they said.
Child Vaccinations (Immunisations)
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. Please talk to your GP, Practice Nurse, or Health Visitor if you have any questions or worries about vaccinations.
Most of the routine childhood vaccinations are given at the practice by the Practice Nurse. Please bring your child’s Red Book when you come to an appointment. Children in Manchester are also routinely offered the BCG vaccination shortly after birth to protect against tuberculosis – you will be invited by the Health Visitor service for this.
There are a number of children’s centres across Manchester that offer a variety of friendly activities, events, help and support to families of children aged 0 to 5 years with advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families, baby massage sessions, breastfeeding support, stay and play opportunities.
Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children. It usually occurs in children under 12 months of age. To find out more about the signs and symptoms and how to manage it
Fever in Children
A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, a temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above is a fever.
Coughs in Children
This leaflet contains information about how to look after a child who has a cough (not due to asthma).
Common Childhood Illnesses
All children experience common illnesses like coughs, colds and chickenpox and having a fever is often a normal part of this.
Treating your child’s illness yourself or with advice and medicines from your local pharmacy can often be the easiest and quickest way to help your child feel better. Be prepared by keeping at home what you need, for example paracetamol, a digital thermometer and plasters.
Antibiotics are not needed for every illness and using them unnecessarily means they are less likely to work when we need them and could expose your child to side effects.