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How To Have a Conversation With Your Teenager

How To Have a Conversation With Your Teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what’s bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don’t judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence and are curious about the choices they’ve made. If you don’t pre-judge their behaviour as “stupid”... 

What You’ll Want to Have In Your Baby’s First Aid Kit

What You’ll Want to Have In Your Baby’s First Aid Kit

More than 1 million children a year are involved in an accident in the home. Most aren’t serious, but it’s sensible to make sure your first aid box contains the essentials. Choose a waterproof, durable box that’s easy to carry. It’s much easier to take the box to the child than the child to the box. The box should have a childproof lock and be tall enough to carry bottles of... 

Reflux in Babies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Advice

Reflux in Babies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Advice

Babies often bring up milk during or shortly after feeding – this is known as possetting or reflux. It’s different from vomiting in babies, where a baby’s muscles forcefully contract. Reflux is just your baby effortlessly spitting up whatever they’ve swallowed. It’s natural to worry something is wrong with your baby if they’re bringing up their feeds. But reflux... 

How to Overcome Sleeping Challenges with Your Young Child

How to Overcome Sleeping Challenges with Your Young Child

Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night. For some people, this might not be a problem. But if you or your child are suffering from lack of sleep, there are some simple techniques you can try. Every child is different, so only do what you feel comfortable with and what you think will suit your child. If your child won’t go to bed If... 

Talking To Your Kids About Your Cancer

Talking To Your Kids About Your Cancer

If you have cancer, discussing it with your children may be difficult. But listening and talking to them can be reassuring, as well as helping them understand your diagnosis. Keep it simple Children may have heard things about cancer that frighten them, so speak to them honestly and simply about what you’re going through. Ask them what they think cancer is and explain anything they don’t... 

Video: What Pregnant Women Should Know About Pre-Eclampsia

Video: What Pregnant Women Should Know About Pre-Eclampsia

In this brief video, NHS Midwife Suzanne Barber explains the warning signs of pre-eclampsia. Find out more about pre-eclampsia here Editor’s Note: Video Highlights Pre-eclampsia usually affects women in the 2nd half of their pregnancy.  If left untreated it can put both the mother’s and the baby’s health at risk as it could lead to your child being born prematurely or failing to grow... 

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