Accidental Poisoning

Friday, May 24, 2019

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  1. First Aid tips for the Summer
    01 Jul, 2018
    First Aid tips for the Summer
    The summer holidays are nearly here; time to spend some quality time with the kids and hopefully enjoy some lovely weather! However, it is important we are prepared in these summer months as it tends to be a peak time for accidental injuries to occur. We also have certain risks that the hot weather can bring, especially for babies and children. So here are some tips and advice on how to keep your child safe: 1.       Remember your first aid kit! Make sure it is well stocked and that everything
  2. Trust your instincts
    04 Oct, 2016
    Trust your instincts
    How do you know when your child is seriously ill? At what point should you seek medical advice? These are the questions I’m asked most often by parents attending my courses. Babies and young children have immature immune systems that are exposed to lots of bugs in the early years, especially when they start nursery and school. Most children who see a GP are not particularly unwell – but the symptoms of serious conditions are often quite general and hard to spot. One difficulty is specific
  3. The Fear of Choking
    04 Oct, 2016
    The Fear of Choking
    Fact: many parents are so worried about the possibility of their baby choking that they are reluctant to introduce lumps or finger foods into their baby’s diet. I should know – they told me themselves. It’s also a fact that babies and young children are more vulnerable to choking because they have a smaller windpipe (about the same diameter as a drinking straw). They are also more vulnerable because they are learning how to chew and swallow, and because they put everything in their mouths