Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New NHS guide for parents and carers of children aged birth-5 years – Common childhood illnesses

Recently I was given by my health visitor a new NHS guide for children aged birth-5 years common childhood illnesses booklet. It’s really been useful the last couple of days as my LO has had a fever. I looked inside the booklet and there was a specific page just for fever and how to treat it. Not only does it just cover this but it cover various illnesses and how to manage them, what signs to look out for and when it’s time to call the doctor. There’s a lot of hint and tips with advice from doctors, nurses and midwives.
From a guide to services and learning the basics this booklet covers;

The first few months;
Being sick
Nappy Rash
Rashes & dry skin
Safer sleeping
Sticky eyes & conjunctivitis
Teething trouble
Common Childhood Illnesses
Chicken pox
Coughs, colds & flu
Ear problems
More serious conditions
General welfare
Upset tummy
Burns & scalds
Household accidents
How to resuscitate a child
And useful contacts.

This might all sound like basic things but when it comes to your child or baby actually becoming ill as parents we all do worry and wonder whether or not to call the doctor. This booklet talks you right through the problems, how their caused, and how to look after and sort the illness/problem.
It’s a super little booklet and one I think that all parents should have to hand.

To get a copy of one these useful booklets please contact your health visitor or visit the NHS website for more information.

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