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Child Health

Child Health

This resource has been put together by East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Every parent or carer wants what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. You can use this resource to help you know what to do when your baby/child is ill. Learn how to care for your child at home, when to seek advice from a health visitor/call a doctor and when to contact emergency services.

Caption reads: A Parents Guide, From birth to five, Child health & common illnesses

Most issues are simply an everyday part of growing up, often helped by a chat with your midwife or health visitor. Almost all babies, toddlers, and children will get common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats, and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time they are easily treated at home with support from your GP or health visitor rather than going to A&E.

Don’t forget to find out more about the new e-red book, ask your health visitor.

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