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  1. Nappy rash, cradle cap & eczema

    A common problem that’s easy to treat Nappy rash Nappy rash is very common and can affect lots of babies. It is usually caused when your baby's skin comes into contact with wetness that collects in their nappy. A nappy rash causes your baby's skin…
  2. Flat head syndrome

    Sleep on his back and let him play on his tummy Flat head syndrome can occur in the womb or can be caused by a baby sleeping, resting and playing in one position. Many babies develop a flattened head when they are a few months…
  3. Jaundice

    What is newborn jaundice? Jaundice is a common condition in newborn babies that causes yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes. In black and brown-skinned babies, the yellowing may be more difficult to see and visible only in the palms of the…
  4. Crying & colic

    Understanding why All babies cry, especially in the first few weeks after birth. Crying is their way of letting you know they need something or are uncomfortable. They may need changing, they may be hungry or just need a cuddle. If your baby cries suddenly…
  5. Being sick & reflux

    A problem likely to get better on its own It is common for babies to bring up milk/be sick/vomit in the early weeks as they get used to feeding and their bodies develop. When your baby vomits a much larger amount It can be frightening…
  6. Help Feeding your baby

    The best start in life At birth, giving your baby a long cuddle: Skin to skin contact for up to one hour, calms both mum and baby, it regulates baby’s heart rate and temperature, and stimulates mothering hormones which helps to form a close bond…
  7. General welfare

    Please see related Information for advise on your child’s general welfare as he/she develops. For further advise please contact your health visitor, GP, Pharmacist.
  8. More serious illnesses

    Please see below advise for more serious childhood illnesses (not common in all children). For further advise please contact your GP, NHS 111 or 999 in an emergency.
  9. Childhood illnesses

    Most of the common illnesses your child may develop are a natural part of growing up. If your baby is younger than 6 months old, it is important to remember that they may be affected differently by common illnesses compared to older children. The advice…
  10. Common Childhood Illnesses - The first months

    Congratulations on your new arrival. Here's what to expect during your new-born baby's first month of life. Please see below common childhood illnesses that your baby may experience and advise on how to manage these illnesses. For further advise please contact your health visitor, GP,…

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