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Baby health and development

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.

Teething baby: signs, symptoms and remedies

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.

Bronchiolitis in babies

We look at bronchiolitis symptoms in babies and the treatment that is available if you think your child might be suffering from it.

Coping with colic symptoms in babies

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.

Importance of outdoor play activities for kids

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.

Your baby’s development: physical stages

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.

Life with your 3-6 month old

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?

Vomiting and diarrhoea in babies and toddlers

Here we look at the symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting in babies and toddlers and what you can do to help them.

Meningitis in babies and children

Children under five are most at risk from meningitis and septicaemia so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms, and what to do if you think your child might have meningitis.

How to treat children’s burns and scalds

Here we outline first aid treatment for burns and scalds when babies or young children are injured.