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Baby health and development

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Six week postnatal check-up

What can you expect at your six week postnatal check-up? Find out more about the checks you will receive post pregnancy to see if you are recovering well after giving birth.

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Cold weather tips for the winter

In the winter months when the temperature drops your baby needs to be kept warm, especially when outdoors. Here are some tips for keeping them warm in the cold weather.

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Baby sling safety

This article describes how to wear a baby sling, safety considerations and more. Find out the answers to common questions on babywearing including ‘are baby slings safe?’.

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Choosing a baby sling – babywearing information

This article provides information on babywearing, different kinds of baby slings and carriers including wraps, with advice on breastfeeding using a sling.

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Baby slings and carriers: the different types

Here we look at the different types of baby slings and carriers that are available in the UK. Find the best option for you and your child from wraps, pouches, SSCs and Mei Tais.

Sun safety for children

We look at how to keep your child safe, comfortable and protected over the summer

How to deal with toddler tantrums

There is so much to look forward to as babies grow into toddlers, but the start of tantrums is one development often dreaded by parents. Here we look at how to deal with tantrums.

Childhood illness prevention tips

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.

Postnatal care: checks for babies

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.

Baby colds, coughs and ear infections: childhood illness

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.

Developmental hip dysplasia in babies (DDH)

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.

Baby immunisations and vaccinations

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.