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  1. Temper tantrums

    Temper tantrums usually start at around 18 months and are very common in toddlers. Hitting and biting are common, too. One reason for this is toddlers want to express themselves, but find it difficult. They feel frustrated, and the frustration comes out as a tantrum.…
  2. Choosing a baby car seat

    You'll need to buy a baby car seat before your baby is born. It's important to buy one that fits your car and is suitable for a newborn. If you have your baby in hospital or a birth centre, you will need the car seat to…
  3. Epilepsy and pregnancy

    Epilepsy is common, affecting around 600,000 people in the UK. It usually begins in childhood, but can start at any age. The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. A seizure happens when abnormal patterns of electrical activity arise in the brain. It may cause the body…
  4. Looking after an active toddler

    Young children like to be active, and it's normal for them to have lots of energy. Keeping babies and toddlers active every day is good for their health. Looking after a child who is always on the go can be tiring and stressful, but there…
  5. Help your baby learn to talk

    0-6 months 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 2-3 years 0-6 months Hold your baby close and look at them as you talk to them. Babies love faces and will watch you and respond as you talk Chat about what you are doing as you feed,…
  6. Bedwetting in under fives

    Up to the age of five, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child gets older without the need for any treatment. up to one in five five-year-olds wet the bed 1 in 20 10-year-olds wet the bed about 1 in 50 teenagers wet the bed 1…
  7. Can I get a sterilisation reversal on the NHS?

    Female sterilisation is considered a permanent form of contraception. The operation involves cutting, sealing or blocking the fallopian tubes. This prevents the eggs from reaching the uterus (womb) where they could become fertilised, resulting in pregnancy. Reversing female sterilisation Female sterilisation can be reversed, but it…
  8. Can I get a vasectomy reversed?

    Vasectomy reversal is a complicated procedure that isn't always guaranteed to work. A vasectomy, also known as "male sterilisation". works by preventing sperm from the testes (the male sex glands that produce and store sperm) reaching the semen that is ejaculated during orgasm.  This is achieved by cutting…
  9. When can I use contraception after having a baby?

    It's possible to become pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if you're breastfeeding and even if your periods haven't returned. You ovulate (release an egg) about two weeks before your period arrives, so your fertility may have returned before you…
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