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  1. How to keep your baby or toddler active

    Ways to get your baby moving Why tummy time is important Baby bouncers, walkers and seats Physical activity for toddlers Enjoy being active together Activity for young children with a disability Coping with a very active toddler Does my child have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?…
  2. Treating a fever (high temperature) in children

    In children under five, a fever is considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above. Fever is very common in young children. More than 60% of parents with children aged between six months and five years say their child has had one. It's usually caused by…
  3. Sleep problems in young children

    Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night. For some people, this might not be a problem. But if you or your child are suffering from lack of sleep, there are some simple techniques…
  4. Infectious illnesses in children

    Chickenpox Incubation period: One to three weeks Infectious period: The most infectious time is one to two days before the rash appears, but it continues to be infectious until all the blisters have crusted over. Symptoms Chickenpox is a mild infectious disease that most children…
  5. Looking after a sick child

    If your child is ill the most important thing to do is to listen to them. If they say they don't need to be in bed, they probably don't. They might feel better on the sofa with a blanket or duvet. Whether they're in bed or on…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
  8. 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.…
  9. Baby and toddler play ideas

    Ideas to help your child play and learn You can give your child lots of different opportunities to play, and it doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. Look at books and sing songs and nursery rhymes with your child. It's fun and will help…
  10. Teaching your child everyday skills

    When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…
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