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Keeping Your Baby Safe

As a parent there are lots of thing you will worry about, below are some hints and tips to keep your baby safe.

 

Car seats

All babies need a carseat when leaving the hospital, it's important to make sure that your baby is secure inside the seat and the seat is properly put into a car.  This guide provides help for infant car safety than you can continue to use for the rest of their childhood. 

 

How to tell if your baby is seriously ill

The biggest fear of any parent is your baby becoming ill.  It's important to understand signs that could suggest that your baby is poorly.  This information produced by the NHS gives you advice on how to tell if your baby is seriously ill.

 

First Aid for Babies

We hope you never have to use this, but First Aid is a brilliant skill to have in case of an emergency.  This page produced by the Red Cross gives lots of advice on different types of First Aid and how you would apply it to a baby or child.  There can be so many risks inside and outside of the home, CAPT provides important information on how to keep your child safe.

 

Smoking and your baby

The best thing you can do for you and your baby is to stop smoking.  You are four times more likely to stop smoking if you stop with NHS support and there are people here to help you.  There are steps you can take today to quit smoking.

Support with Stopping Smoking 

 

Child health app

NHS app

 

The NHS have produced a child health app which is available for all smartphones.

Parents and carers are able to find NHS advice on many common childhood illnesses, letting you know when you need to seek further medical advice from a pharmacy, GP or hospital – or how you can care for your child at home.

The app is also available as a 115-page booklet.

The booklet and app contain advice on everything from how to deal with upset tummies to treating bumps and bruises.

Download the app now, available on Google Play and the App Store by searching for NHS child health or click here to view the booklet online.

 

CATCH

CATCH is a free NHS health app for parents and carers of children from pregnancy to age 5.  CATCH eases the sense of information overload, particularly regarding pregnancy and children’s health. With the number of resources available, it can be difficult to know who to trust. CATCH provides local NHS-approved information with your best interests at heart, so you won’t need to look elsewhere.