Child Health

Mum Overwhelmed By Stranger's Kindness After Negative Comments About Son's Cleft Palate

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum was overwhelmed with emotion when a stranger selflessly left her a £1,000 cheque for her “beautiful” son. Sara Heller, 26, and her partner ...

7-Year-Old Left With One Eyelash After Cancer Treatment, Celebrates As Lashes Grow Back

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl who was left with just one solitary eyelash following cancer treatment, is celebrating her lashes growing back. Hayley Brown, fr...

This Simple Needle Treatment Could Help Reduce Your Baby's Excessive Crying

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

Acupuncture may reduce incidences of excessive crying in babies who have infantile colic, a study has found. Babies who cry for more than three hours ...

Sophie The Giraffe Manufacturer Responds To Photos Of 'Mould' Inside The Toy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Parents

Sophie The Giraffe’s manufacturer has responded to photos shared online by parents that show mould inside the popular toy. One customer from the US...

In The Year Of 'Clean Sleep', Parents Need To Question A Diagnosis Of ADHD

Diana Hill | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Hill

Respected American writer Alan Schwarz, author of ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma and the Making of an American Epidemic, argues too that 'just because a child has a difficult time paying attention or sitting still in school does not mean they have a potentially lifelong brain disorder'.

Coca-Cola’s Christmas Truck Tour 'Should Be Banned', Public Health Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned, according to public health experts writing in the British Medical Journal. The truck, which visit...

Mums Discuss What They Teach Their Daughters To Call Their Vagina

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Mums have been discussing what words they teach their daughters to use when referring to their vaginas - and the suggestions are diverse. Mumsnet user...

Tooth Decay Is The 'Leading Cause Of Child Hospital Admissions', So Here's How To Prevent It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Tooth decay has emerged as the “leading cause of child hospital admissions”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed. Every day, 160 c...

Search For Three-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Favourite Chair Boosted By Pop Star

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents

Former Liberty X singer, Jessica Taylor, has boosted the search for a three-year-old cancer patient’s favourite chair. The 36-year-old tweeted out t...

Vitamin D And Babies: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

France is suspending the sale of a vitamin D supplement after a newborn baby suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby died at home o...

Be Food Smart When Shopping For Your Family

Dr Alison Tedstone | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Alison Tedstone

The new app allows parents to scan the barcode of their everyday food and drink to see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt they contain in an easy to understand way so the healthy choice can be the easy choice. It also features food detective activities for children and mini missions that the whole family can enjoy, embedding healthy food and drink choices early on in life.

Children Consume Half Their Daily Sugar Allowance At Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

Children in England consume half their daily sugar allowance before they start school each day, health officials have warned. Public Health England (...

Parents Warned To Check Babies And Toddlers For Signs Of Sepsis

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents have been urged to ensure they could spot the signs of sepsis in babies and toddlers. Jeremy Hunt is hoping to raise awareness of the “devas...

Parents Know Their Kids Eat Too Much Sugar, But Are Fighting A Losing Battle Against Pester Power

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are aware their children eat too much sugar, but don’t know what to do to reduce their intake, a report has revealed. A survey of 2,001 pare...

Junk Food Will No Longer Be Advertised Around Kids' Content Online, In Print Or In Cinemas

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents

Advertising of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) food and drink products in non-broadcast media aimed at children has been banned, the Committee of Adve...

Mum's Emotional Open Letter To Flight Crew Who Cared For One-Year-Old After A Seizure

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum openly thanked staff on a Qantas flight on Facebook for helping her son when he suffered a febrile seizure while on board a flight. Elise Doohan...

5 Ways To Encourage Your Child To Exercise More

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents

British children are some of the least active in the world, according to a new study, presented to the International Congress On Physical Activity and...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Do You Know The Signs That Your Child Is In Danger?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents

If your child was struck down by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning would you know what was wrong with them? Just one in 20 parents in the UK would recogn...

Your Favourite Yoghurt Could Soon Shrink In Bid To Tackle Obesity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Shop-bought yoghurts such as Petit Filous and Muller Corners could soon face a major overhaul as part of the government’s plan to tackle obesity. Pu...

More Needs To Be Done To Tackle How Junk Food Is Advertised To Kids, Warns Charity

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Ch...

Jean-Christophe Novelli's Eight-Week-Old Baby Diagnosed With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Parents

Jean-Christophe Novelli’s eight-week-old baby has been diagnosed with cancer. Valentino Novelli is currently in hospital undergoing treatment for Ne...

Childhood Obesity Is Becoming Increasingly Common, Latest NHS Stats Show

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Parents

Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common, according to the latest NHS data. Among four- and five-year-olds in state reception classes in Engl...

Parents Are Taking Their Newborns To Paediatric Chiropractors, Despite Lack Of Evidence

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some viewers may find the video above unpleasant to watch. Some parents in America are taking their newborn babies to paediatric chiropract...

11 Facts About Head Lice To Help Parents Get Rid Of Them Forever

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Head lice are a parent’s nightmare and if your children are of primary school age, head lice may well be paying you a visit over the course of the n...

Sleep Deprivation Is Harming Parents More Than We Realise

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Parents

Nearly a quarter of parents admit a lack of sleep impacts their wellbeing and mental health. What’s more, 22% of 7,535 parents surveyed by Netmums, ...