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Toddler Clinic

The toddler years are fantastic. Your baby has transformed into a tottering, toddling bundle of energy.  You’ll notice their words becoming more defined and linking together to make coherent instructions. They’ll be rushing, running and probably falling and crashing as they refine their motor skills. And playtime takes on a whole new dimension with fantasy worlds and make-believe friends.

You’ll also have heard the expression “Terrible Twos” (and Terrible threes or fours for most) where your every suggestion will be challenged, demands will have to be met immedately for fear of instant meltdown, and your once “foodie” baby eyes your cottage pie suspiciously for signs of hidden vegetables. But it’s also a time for you to have fun together.  And through many day-to-day experiences you'll guide the development of their character, build their confidence, instill some social niceties and help them on their way to making friends.


Playing

Swimming Swimming is a great way to get your child physically active, and while some parents like to get their baby swimming early on, toddler splash sessions and more formal swimming lessons can be great fun.



Toddler Health

Guide to rashes
Small children get rashes all the time. Often they...

Feeding

Encouraging adventurous toddler tastes
Small children can develop obsessive food habits &...

Habits

Overcoming shyness
Shyness is completely understandable in a small ch...

First Aid

Burns - What to do
Burns can happen suddenly and the pain and damage ...



Toddler Health

Vaccinations
After the series of vaccinations offered to babies at two, three and four months of age, the next series of immunisations are offered at 12 or 13 months.

Development

Babies and books
It’s never too early to stimulate a love of words and images through books. To help you on your way, a wonderful set of presents lies in store from Bookstart. It begins at your baby’s eight-month health check, with a canvas bag containing two baby books and various goodies, followed by another bag of books at 18 months and a treasure chest of books at 3 yrs. (If you’ve missed the health visitor, fear not, just contact your library or go to www.bookstart.org.uk.)



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