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Babies and toddlers health

Babies and toddlers health
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Babies' and toddlers' health

Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mother and baby.


Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mum and baby. Breast milk meets all your baby's nutritional needs from birth to 6 months.

Child taking medicine through a syringe.

Medicines and children

Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.

Croup is very common in young children.


Croup is very common in children under 5 years old. Find out how croup is diagnosed and treated here.

A digital thermometer can be used to see if your child has a fever

Fever and high temperature in children

Fevers are quite common in young children and usually they are mild. Find out how to deal with fever and high temperatures in children here.

Peanut allergy can cause a serious reaction in children.

Food allergies in children

Does your family have a history of eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies? Learn about food allergies in children and how to spot a reaction.

A spotty, purple-red rash could be a sign of meningitis.

Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children

If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.

Whooping cough is serious in babies under 12 months old.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.

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All the necessary information you need to know for your child from one year old to five years old.

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Information on playing with babies and toddlers including getting them involved, tips for playing, play ideas, toy safety, plus links to trusted resources.

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Baby dental care starts from the first tooth. Learn about the correct dental care for infants and toddlers when they are bottle feeding to eating solid foods.

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As babies start to have new foods, from the age of 6 months, they quite quickly want to start holding pieces of food themselves and they begin to learn how to get the piece of food to their mouth and how to chew on it

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