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  1. Children's food: safety and hygiene

    Keep your child safe from food bugs Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Make sure your baby isn't at risk because of the way you prepare or serve food. Always wash your hands well before preparing food…
  2. Fussy eaters

    It's natural for parents to worry about whether their child is getting enough food, especially if they refuse to eat sometimes. The trick is not to worry about what your child eats in a day, or if they don't eat everything at mealtimes. It's more…
  3. Activities

    There are lots of activities for children and families in Oxfordshire.  View all records or use the category search.
  4. Tips for new parents

    As a new parent you're bound to have questions on everything from getting breastfeeding started, to washing and bathing your baby and changing their nappy. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about caring for your new baby during those exhausting but wonderful early weeks.…
  5. What to feed young children

    Like the rest of the family, your toddler needs to eat a variety of foods. Here are some tips on the different sorts of food to offer your child, plus a few that it's best to avoid. Fruit and vegetables Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and…
  6. Common questions about baby vaccinations

    Will I be told when my baby's vaccinations are due? Your doctor's surgery or clinic will automatically send you an appointment for you to bring your baby for their vaccination. Most surgeries and health centres run special immunisation or baby clinics. If you can't get to the clinic,…
  7. Why vaccinate your kids?

    As a parent, you may not like seeing your baby or child being given an injection. However, vaccination will help protect them against a range of serious and potentially fatal diseases. There are three good reasons to have your child vaccinated: vaccinations are quick, safe and…
  8. Making a complaint

    There may be times when you want to make a complaint about the services you have received. Making a complaint through the right channels could result in a better outcome for you, and may help improve things for other people, too. Please don't be reluctant…
  9. Your baby's first solid foods

    When to start introducing solid foods Introducing your baby to solid foods - sometimes called weaning or complementary feeding - should start when your baby is around six months old. It's a really important step in their development, and it can be great fun to explore new flavours and textures…
  10. Care services in your home

    If you need help around the home, a good option is to have a care worker come in to your home to help you. Types of homecare Homecare comes in many forms and has many names used to describe it, including home help, care attendants and "carers" (not…
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