Baby health and development

We offer tips to help prevent infections spreading and to keep your child feeling healthy and well. Read about childhood illness, immunisation and more here.
After birth, your baby will have health checks to detect conditions and abnormalities. Here we look at the Apgar score, blood spot screening, the six week postnatal check and more.
Tips on how to care for a sick baby or toddler: information on common childhood illnesses including the symptoms, how long they last and what to do when your baby is sick.
Hip dysplasia affects between one and three per cent of newborns. Find out more about developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), symptoms, treatment and pavlik harnesses here.
Here we look at baby immunisations and vaccinations: we discuss the early schedule and benefits, risks and side effects to help you make an informed choice for your child.
Teething is a natural part of your baby’s growth and development. The symptoms can be painful but remedies are available. Find out about the signs of teething and more here.
We look at bronchiolitis symptoms in babies and the treatment that is available if you think your child might be suffering from it.
Here we look at baby reflux symptoms with information about treatment, the difference between GOR and GORD, advice on baby vomiting and other aspects of infant reflux.
Colic, or infant colic, is a common condition that affects one in five babies. Find out more about the symptoms and forms of treatment which can provide relief.
Discover the importance and benefits of outdoor play for kids. Being outdoors can be an exciting sensory experience in the early years; here we discuss some fun activities.
All babies develop at different paces. Find out about the stages and milestones of child development including tummy time, thumb sucking, standing, cruising and walking.
Here we look at life with your 3-6 month old. How might you be feeling, what changes can you expect and what support is available?