Children's Health

It is important to keep your child healthy, understand common childhood aches, pains, and illnesses and know how to take care of your child's health from head to toe.

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Common Health Questions

You can ask Common Health Questions about your child's health on the NHS Choices website. Read more here...

Keep Your Child Healthy

Today’s children are much less active than previous generations and this will impact on their future health, many consume just half of their recommended fruit and vegetable intake. Any changes to your child’s diet and lifestyle are much more likely to be accepted if they involve the whole family. Read more here...

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Read more here...

Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. It includes Asperger syndrome and childhood autism. Read more here...

Potty Training

Children are able to control their bladder and bowels when they're physically ready and when they want to be dry and clean. Every child is different, so it's best not to compare your child with others. Read more here...

Behavioural Issues

Children’s behaviour is naturally varied. All children can be on their best behaviour, and all children can be on their worst behaviour at different times. When an older child’s behaviour is lacking, it can be hard to determine if they are misbehaving or if (s)he is showing warning signs of a behavioural disorder. Read more here...

Head Lice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They're particularly common in children. Read more here...

Immunisations

Read a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone, including children, in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given. Read more here...

Dental Hygiene

Good dental hygiene habits should begin before your child's first tooth arrives. Read more here...

Health and Safety for School Children

Schools are responsible for your child’s safety while they’re at school or on a school trip. Read more here...