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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.

About breastfeeding

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.

Children's medicines

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

Fever and high temperatures 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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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Toddlers - living with toddlers

Between one and three years of age children move from being babies who need you to do everything for them, to becoming separate, independent people

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Sleep - 6 months to 3 years

Some babies and toddlers can sleep through the night

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Play with babies and toddlers

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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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Safe sleep for babies and toddlers

While babies are asleep they may get into dangerous situations, eg suffocate under bedding orbe caught between the cot side and mattress

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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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At 4 to 6 months of age, your baby may be ready for solids. Here are suggestions on what vegetables to offer your child at different life stages.

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