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A-Z Children's Health

Keeping your baby and toddler safe and healthy is a big part of your parenting job (and not the easiest part, either!). Find out how you can treat those inevitable colds, coughs, bumps, and spills, and learn what you can expect from some of the most common childhood ailments.


Coughs

Coughs Most children will have at least six respiratory infections each year. These are almost always mild, last only a few days and have no consequences. Children will simply get a blocked, runny nose, may have a mild fever and feel slightly unwell. In young babies (who are nose breathers) feeding can become difficult for a couple of days.     



Meningitis

Meningitis: how to recognise the symptoms
This short video produced by the British Red Cross

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea
Almost all children will get diarrhoea or vomiting...

Mumps

Mumps
Mumps is a common viral infection, often causing n...

Fever

Fever
Usually this is caused by common viruses such as '...



Fifth Disease

Fifth Disease
Epidemics often occur in schools, however Children are not particularly unwell.

Ear ache

Ear ache
Ear ache is very common in children, and frequently associated with chest infections, coughs and colds.



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