Baby health

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Colic and crying

Can massage ease my baby's colic?

Baby massage can make you feel more empowered as a parent at a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed. Find out how it can help.


How do we cope with colic?

My baby cries all the time. How can I cheer her up?

Seven reasons babies cry and how to soothe them

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Tummy troubles

Baby poo: a visual guide (photos)

Green, brown, black, solid, runny, exploding! Your baby's poo is constantly changing. We can help you to recognise when it's a sign your baby's unwell.



Vomiting: what's normal and what's not

Your baby's poo: what's normal and what's not

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Coughs, colds and flu


Hearing your baby coughing away can be distressing for you too. There's no need to feel helpless; read our suggestions for soothing your baby's cough.

Common cold




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Caring for your sick baby

Spotting the signs your baby's poorly

What are the first signs that your baby may be ill? Some symptoms are obvious but some are less so. Experienced mums tell us what they look out for and what steps they took.

When to call the doctor (for parents of babies)


When is your child too sick for nursery?


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Rashes and skin conditions

Childhood rashes, skin conditions and infections: photos

Concerned about a rash that's appeared on your baby's skin? View our slide show to see the most common childhood rashes and skin conditions, and learn how to treat them.

Baby acne, milia and spotty skin


Cradle cap

Baby hair loss

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Teething and dental care

Teething: how to ease the distress

Red cheeks, drooling and chin rashes are some of the signs that your baby is teething. Read about pain relief products, teething gels and some drug-free ways to soothe your baby's gums.

Which is better - dummy or thumb?

Caring for your baby's teeth

When, and how, should I wean my baby off her dummy?

Could teething be waking my baby?

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Vaccines and immunisation

Immunisations: what to expect on the day

You might be worried about your baby's vaccinations. From who gives the injections to the possible side-effects, our article will prepare you for what happens on the day.

Immunisations: an overview

Is it safe to immunise my baby?

Childhood diseases and their vaccines

Are immunisations really necessary these days?

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Eyes and ears

Ear infections

A cough, runny nose, fever and clumsiness can be signs that your baby has an ear infection. We have advice on how to treat ear infections and how to prevent them in future.

Treating ear infections

One of my baby's eyes is watery and sticky. What's causing this?

The white of my baby's eye is pink. What's causing this?

Earwax: what's healthy and what's not?

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Baby illnesses and conditions


Spotting meningitis early is key to making sure your baby gets treated quickly. We can help you recognise the symptoms. 

Baby hearing


Thrush in babies

Hand, foot and mouth disease in babies

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First aid

First aid for children: febrile seizure (video)

Find out how to spot the signs that your baby is going into seizure, and what to do if it happens.

Accidental poisoning and swallowed objects

First-aid kit shopping list

Travel first-aid checklist

First aid for choking: an illustrated guide

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Allergies and asthma


Allergies are very common; they are thought to affect 25 per cent of the UK population at some time in their lives. Find out how to detect if your baby has an allergy and how to treat it.

Asthma in babies

Treating asthma in babies

Can you be too clean?

My toddler has had a stuffy nose for months. Could she have hayfever?

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Congenital conditions

Down's syndrome

From diagnosis to looking towards the future for your child with Down's syndrome, we can help you to understand the condition and find support.

Undescended testicles

Special needs A - Z

Real lives: "The midwife said she suspected that Daniel had Down's syndrome"


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