Child Health

First Child To Undergo Double Hand Transplant Surgery Achieves Dream

PA for HuffPost UK | By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

A boy who underwent a double hand transplant was able to fulfil his dream of swinging a baseball bat just a year after surgery. Zion Harvey was als...

Bradley Lowery, The 6-Year-Old Who Battled Against Neuroblastoma, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old who touched the nation’s heart with his battle against neuroblastoma, has died, his family has confirmed. Bradley w...

Placenta Pills Could Increase Your Baby's Risk Of Group B Strep, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

Aside from having no proven benefits, eating your placenta could actually harm you and your baby, a new study has suggested. Many women - celebrities...

Parents Who Lost Teens To Meningitis Urge Others To Ensure Their Children Are Vaccinated

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A group of four parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other mums and dads about the importance of ensur...

Stephanie Davis Urges People To Donate To Help Send 4-Year-Old Cousin To America For Treatment

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

Stephanie Davis has urged her social media followers to help her family raise £25,000 to send her four-year-old cousin with cerebral palsy to America...

Parents Mistakenly Think Sun Tan 'Glow' Is Sign Of Good Health, Poll Finds

PA for HuffPost UK | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Almost four out of 10 parents mistakenly believe that a sun tan is a sign of good health, research suggests. A new poll for the Met Office and the ...

Mum Urges Parents To Trust Their Instincts After Doctor Misdiagnosed Her Toddler

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum wants to remind parents that they are the greatest “experts” when it comes to their children, after a doctor wrongly dismissed her concerns ...

Crisps 'Better Than Raisins' As A Kids' Snack, Says Dentist

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents

A dentist’s advice that children should have crisps rather than raisins in their packed lunch, has been called into question. Ben Atkins from the Br...

Chicken Pox, How To Soothe And Reduce The Chances Of Scarring

Amanda Elias | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Elias

Here is what I did use. Her scabs were practically gone in a week, we're now four weeks on, and while she still has a few crusts in her scalp, her body only has the tiniest of pink dots left over, and as far as I can tell she has no indented scarring anywhere on her face or body.

Prince Harry Praises Parents Who Care For Sick Children, Calling Them 'Professionals'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

Prince Harry praised parents who look after sick children at home, calling them “care professionals”. He met with parents at an event celebrating ...

Confused Children Think Fish Fingers Are Made From Chicken

PA for HuffPost UK | By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

Cheese comes from plants, tomatoes grow underground and fish fingers are made of chicken - at least that is according to many of the nation’s youngs...

Makeup Artist Recreates Cara Delevingne's Metallic Sprayed-On Hair For Little Girl With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Style

A makeup artist recreated Cara Delevingne’s beauty look from this year’s Met Gala for a young cancer patient and it’s incredible. Glamsquad Mak...

Why These Parents Want You To Know That Kids Can Get Arthritis Too

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

A couple is working to raise awareness of childhood arthritis, after they struggled to spot signs that their son had developed the condition. Despite ...

Are You Struggling To Balance Your Child's Diet?

Maria Khan | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents
Maria Khan

Similarly, only about half of the surveyed parents were aware that they should offer their toddler meat, fish, eggs, nuts and pulses two or three times a day despite it being the most important food group for iron, which one in eight toddlers don't get enough of in their diet.

Parents' Guide To The General Election: What All The Manifestos Say About Children

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the general election looming on Thursday 8 June we’ve been bombarded with political information over the last few weeks. It can be hard to make...

How This Mum Is Empowering Teenage Girls To 'Nourish Not Punish' Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum-of-two has launched a unique fitness and meditation fusion training programme for teenage girls to combat the mental health pressures they face....

Causes Of Major Birth Defects Still 'Largely Unknown'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents

Causes of major birth defects remain largely unknown, according to a new study. The researchers, based at the University of Utah School of Medicine, w...

Bradley Lowery's Mum Shares Heartbreaking Post Saying Son Doesn't Have 'Long Left'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has shared the heartbreaking news that her son does not have long left to live. The 33-year-old often shares updates abou...

Dad Glues Feeding Tube To Stomach To Support Son With Heart Defect

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents

A dad glued a feeding tube onto his stomach in support of his son who was born with a congenital heart defect. Robert Selby, 33, from Virginia, US, wh...

Duchess Of Cambridge Praises 'Extraordinary' Work Of Staff And Volunteers For Children's Hospice Week

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents

The Duchess Of Cambridge recorded a message of support for families of children with terminal illnesses to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice ...

Mum Films Herself Pulling Fingernails Out Of Son's Gums As Warning To Parents About Nail Biting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Parents

Warning: Some may find the video disturbing to watch. A mum has filmed a shocking video of herself pulling fingernails out of her son’s gums, as a ...

Fidget Spinner Warning Issued To Parents As 10-Year-Old Gets Toy Part Stuck In Her Throat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has warned parents about a potential danger of the fidget spinner craze after her 10-year-old daughter got part of one stuck in her throat. Kell...

Gino D'Acampo Blames 'Stupid Parents' For Their Kids' Fussy Eating

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents

Gino D’Acampo has blamed parents for their children’s fussy eating. Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on ‘This Morning’ on Tu...

Little Girl With Inoperable Tumour Tearfully Shares Her Dreams For The Future: 'I Want To Be A Mum'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl with inoperable cancer has spoken about her wish to become a mum when she grows up, in a heartbreaking video shared by her family a...

Rice-Based Foods For Babies And Toddlers Found To Contain Dangerous Levels Of Arsenic

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

Nearly 75% of rice-based foods marketed for babies and young children in the UK contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a new study. ...