Child Health

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

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2016 | 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, ...

Toddler With Rare Cancer Recovers Just Before Life Support Was Switched Off

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents

A three-year-old boy who was close to having his life support machine switched off, made a “miracle” recovery as his family prepared to say their ...

Mum Furious She Had To Pay £1.25 For This Apple In John Lewis

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has told of her frustration after she was charged £1.25 for an apple for her son in John Lewis. Kat Pattison had taken her 15-month-old son for...

Healthy Eating: How To Set A Good Example

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Parents

Your toddler is growing and developing quickly at this age, including learning to feed themselves (with spoon and finger foods) and trying a variety o...

Why Your Toddler Needs Vitamin D

Polly Rayne | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Vitamin D supports the normal growth and development of your toddler’s bones. But how can you be sure your rapidly growing toddler is getting enough...

How To Help Your Toddler Discover New Foods

Polly Rayne | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents

Toddlers are becoming more self-aware and independent, and one of the more obvious ways in which they like to assert their will and choices is through...

Parents Live Blog Baby's Heart Transplant With Incredible Videos Of Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

WARNING: This post contains images and videos of surgery, which some readers may find graphic. A mum and dad shared live updates from hospital as the...

Parents Urged To Vaccinate Kids Against Flu This Winter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter in the “largest ever” flu vaccine drive. Public Health England (PHE) ...

Parental Absence Linked To Smoking And Drinking In Pre-Teens

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents

Parental absence in early childhood has been linked to kids taking up smoking and drinking before they reach their teenage years, a study has revealed...

These Are The Portion Sizes You Should Be Feeding Your Toddler

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Parents

Along with everything else you have to learn as a new parent, knowing how much your child should be eating at different ages is another to add to the ...

Parents Warned Against 'Alternative Therapies' For Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Parents

Doctors have warned of the dangers of “alternative” therapies for children. The warning, published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, comes after a ...

Child Vaccination Decline Is 'Extremely Worrying'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children getting vaccinated decreased last year by the largest margin in a decade, the NHS has revealed. Kids aged one who had complete...

Three Children Benefitting From Jeans For Genes Day 2016

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents

Jeans for Genes is known by most as the day when people don their denim. But more importantly, the fundraising event run by Genetic Disorders UK, help...

Heartwarming Moment 8-Year-Old Defies Odds To Walk Again

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

The heartwarming moment an eight-year-old took his first steps after major surgery has been caught on camera. Giovanni Algarin, eight, from Pennsylva...

Mum Urges Others To 'Think Before You Kiss A Baby'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has urged people on Facebook to think twice before they kiss a baby, after her son contracted the herpes virus. Amy Stinton, from Portsmouth, sh...