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Looking after a sick child

Looking after a sick child, even for a couple of days, is exhausting. Whether they're in bed or on the sofa, this article offers tips and advice on how to help them feel more comfortable. Find out how to best care for your child, make things as easy for yourself as you can, how to deal with minor accidents and where to get expert help. Read more about Looking after a sick child
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Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

You can become very concerned for your baby or your young child if they have bouts of diarrhoea and vomiting. These helpful tips can explain some of the causes and show you how to alleviate the symptoms.

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Is my child overactive?

It’s normal for all children to have lots of energy. However, some children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is what used to be known as 'hyperactivity'. Here are tips on how to cope with an overactive child.

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Coughs, colds and ear infections

Coughs, colds and ear infections

It’s normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year. This is because young children have no immunity to different cold viruses. Gradually they build up immunity. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.

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When your child is overweight

Overweight children are more likely to grow up into overweight adults who face all the health risks that carrying excess weight can bring. Here are suggested steps you can take that will set your child on the road to a healthy weight.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013