Anxiety in children
Anxiety is a normal part of life that can sometimes affect children. Learn more about the signs of anxiety in children and how to help them.
Children with asthma and exercise
Asthma is not a reason for children to avoid sport. It is usually managed easily and should be included in your child’s asthma action plan.
Bedwetting in older children
Bedwetting in older children can happen if the child does not wake when they need to urinate. But there are several things you can do.
Known as ‘pink eye’, conjunctivitis is a contagious disease that turns the whites of the eye pink. Read about symptoms and treatments here.
Constipation in children
Constipation in kids is quite common and isn't usually caused by something serious. Here's how to help your child when they're constipated.
Coughs, colds and ear infections in children
It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.
Croup is very common in children under 5 years old. Find out how croup is diagnosed and treated here.
Dental care for children
Tooth decay is on the rise, so it’s vital to teach your child good oral health habits. Get tips on how to clean your children's teeth well.
Diarrhoea and vomiting in children
Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.
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.
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.
Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Find out more about how to look after your child's feet and how to keep them in tiptop condition.
Hand, foot and mouth disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that mainly affects children under 5 years old, but can sometimes affect older children and adu...
Head lice are tiny insects that feed on blood by biting skin. Here's what to do if your child's affected by lice - and how to prevent an infestation.
Healthy eating for children
Encourage healthy eating habits in children by planning meals and shopping for healthy food. Being at a healthy weight helps children enjoy life more.
Hydration tips for children
Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.
Immunisation for your child
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children against certain diseases. Discover more about childhood vaccinations.
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It's very common and affects mainly children.
Looking after a sick child
Find out how to best care for your child, make things easier for yourself and deal with minor accidents, plus where to go for expert help.
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease, spread from person to person via droplets in the air. Learn about the symptoms and why vaccination is es...
Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.
Meningitis can be a life-threatening illness requiring urgent medical treatment. Learn more about meningitis, including the common symptoms.
Kids and mental health
Mental health problems affect a child’s emotions and behaviour, and can be worrying for the child and their family.
Mumps is a contagious viral infection, most common in children between 5 and 15 years. These days it’s rare thanks to effective immunisation.
Childhood obesity and overweight children
If you've learned that your child is overweight, there are simple steps you can take to help your child move towards a healthy weight.
Personal hygiene for children
Good personal hygiene can boost your child's self-esteem, as well as keep them healthy. Find tips and links that will help support your children.
Benefits of physical activity for children
Children over 5 should be physically active for at least 60 minutes each day. Encourage your child to be active and set them up for a healthy life.
Rubella (German measles)
Rubella (also known as German measles) is best prevented by the MMR vaccination. Learn more about its distinctive rash, other symptoms and treatments.
Safe exercise for children
Your child needs to exercise safely, so there are some simple rules to remember. Know how much exercise is right and why warming up is important.
A safe sports environment for children
Learn how sporting groups and parents can provide an environment that is safe, supportive and fair for children who play sport.
Scabies is caused by a tiny bug that burrows under the skin, causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Here’s how to prevent spreading it.
School exclusion for health reasons
Kids with certain infectious diseases must stay away from school or childcare. Find out how exclusions work and when your child can return to school.
Sleep tips for children
Sleep is vital for a child’s growth, learning and development. Find out how much sleep children need, and discover new ways to help them sleep well.
Speech development in children
Kids learn to talk and develop at their own rate, but there are some general patterns of speech development for babies and children. Find out more.
Developing life skills through sports
Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies. Sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents, and teaches them important life skills.
Threadworms infect children when eggs are transferred from their hands to their mouths. Learn how to prevent and treat threadworm.
Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial infection and is most serious in babies. Here’s how to spot the symptoms and protect infants.