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Top tips when travelling with children

Jul 10 2016
top tips when travelling with children

Travelling with children whether a baby or a toddler or both can be a daunting prospect, but it really doesn’t have to be stressful. Prior planning and careful packing can ensure your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.

If you are flying with small children; small sachets of Calpol or Neurofen can help soothe them if the air pressure hurts their ears. Chewing, sipping water, or sucking on a dummy during take off can also help to relieve ear pressure. Pack toys and books to keep them occupied during the journey and a special toy or blanket to encourage them to sleep. Have a good supply of snacks in case they won’t eat the food on the plane.

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Eaten a laundry pod – what to do

Jun 06 2016
Eaten a laundry capsule - how to help

Recent headlines announced as part of Child Safety week state that thirty children EACH day are being poisoned by liquid laundry detergent pods.

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Measles

May 06 2016
Measles how to help

There is currently an outbreak of measles in London and this illness should not be underestimated.

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be extremely unpleasant and sometimes leads to serious complications. Measles can affect any age group but is most common in young children, although this outbreak appears to be hitting our teenagers particularly hard as many teenagers were not vaccinated as babies. You are never too old to get vaccinated!

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When is a child old enough to babysit?

May 05 2016
When is a child old enough to babysit?

People can be prosecuted for neglect if they leave children on their own and something goes wrong. This is a highly contentious issue and one that becomes even more complicated when contemplating when a child is old enough to be left in charge of other children and babysit.

Rospa and the NSPCC both have published guidance as to when a child is considered ready to babysit, their advice can be found here: http://www.firstaidforlife.org.uk/rospa-advice-on-when-a-child-is-old-enough-to-babysit/

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Six signs of Sepsis – what every parent should know

Feb 27 2016
Meningitis and Septicaemia symptoms

Over 37,000 people in the UK die from Sepsis every year and many more people are affected; its effects are devastating. Sepsis has been in the news following the extremely sad case of William Mead and the catalogue of errors that led to his death. The enquiry highlighted how difficult Sepsis is to diagnose and the need for a public awareness campaign to alert people to look out for tell-tale signs and symptoms.

Although Sepsis is extremely difficult to diagnose, there will be clear signs that someone is becoming seriously unwell. This article aims to flag key warning signs that someone you love could have Sepsis.

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