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Becoming a new parent

Becoming a parent is a joyous and exciting time (if a bit exhausting!). But it also comes with a lot to think about – breastfeeding, weaning, vaccinations, childhood illnesses, not to mention your own health and wellbeing as parents!

You can download May's Your Wellbeing issue on becoming a new parent.

If you’re a manager, you can also download May's Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

Common childhood illnesses

Some health conditions are more common during childhood. Being able to recognise the symptoms and knowing the best course of treatment will help when illnesses crop up in your household.

Knowing the signs of symptoms of meningitis

Meningitis is a condition caused when the outer layers covering the spine and brain get inflamed. Babies and young children are at the highest risk of meningitis, which is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. If you’re a parent, it’s vital to know what the signs and symptoms are, and what the best course of action is if you’re concerned.

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All you need to know about colic

Does your baby cry inconsolably and excessively? Perhaps he or she is suffering with symptoms of colic? Colic is common in babies – up to around three in 10 babies have it. For parents, it can be exhausting and distressing. Read our tips to health sooth your baby during episodes of colic.

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Nutrition in children

Ready to wean your child?

Are you considering baby-led weaning? Read top tips from both parents and experts, and get some ideas and inspiration for your child’s self-weaning journey.

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