What should you know about infant and child health?

You know your baby and will know when something is wrong from quite early on. It is normal to worry that you may not recognise the signs that your baby is unwell. Trust your instincts, you know your baby best.

Learn how to spot the signs of serious illness and how to cope if an accident happens. If you know the basics and you are well prepared, you will find it easier to cope.

Keep a first aid kit somewhere up high where a child cannot reach it. Make sure you have the right strength of medicine for the age of your baby, always follow instructions carefully and check with a pharmacist if unsure and check the use by dates.

See the below tab for advice on situations commonly experienced by children.

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