Child Health

Parents Shopping In Tesco Will Now Get Free Fruit For Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children will be able to enjoy free fruit while their parents shop in Tesco, thanks to the supermarket’s latest healthy eating initiative. More tha...

Mum Overwhelmed By Airport Staff Member's Selfless Gesture

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has publicly thanked a member of airport staff for her selfless gesture that saved her family’s holiday. Carrie Doyle, her husband Paddy D...

Home-Cooked Food 'Worse For Your Child' Than Ready Meals

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

Shunning ready-made meals in favour of preparing homemade food for toddlers may not be the healthiest option, according to a new study. Researchers f...

The 'Dangerous' Mistake Parents Make With Prams In The Heat

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

During unexpected heatwaves, parents may be making a common mistake when it comes to sheltering their children in prams, according to a Swedish paedia...

Jamie Oliver Reveals The One Thing Holding Parents Back When Feeding Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

Jamie Oliver believes parents need to stop feeling guilty about the food they cook for their children. The dad-of-four was quizzed by parents on the t...

This Is Why Your Child's Bedtime Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents

Sleep may be even more critical for children than previously realised, according to new research. Researchers from The Ohio State University found tha...

Doctors Advised To Listen More Closely To Parents Concerns About Sick Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents

Doctors should listen closely to parents concerns when monitoring their sick child’s condition, new NHS recommendations have urged. Children in hosp...

Thumb Sucking And Nail Biting Don't Prevent Allergies, NHS Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

Reports claiming children who suck their thumbs and bite their nails will lead to them having fewer allergies are based on a study which “does not p...

Mum Launches Petition To Ban Smoking Near Children's Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a petition calling on the government to ban smoking near children’s playgrounds because of the danger of secondhand smoke. Annie ...

Parents Release Graphic Images To Raise Awareness Of Meningitis B

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Some readers may find the photos in the article graphic. A seven-year-old girl who was struck down with meningitis B days after being a bri...

Nurseries Are Wrongly Requesting Kids Take Antibiotics For This Infection

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Nurseries are reportedly requiring children to take antibiotics if they have minor eye infections, a study has found. For the study, published in the ...

Children Not Receiving NHS Mental Health Treatment They Need

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Parents

Children suffering from mental health problems are not being granted access to the treatment they need on the NHS, figures have shown. Information fro...

Meet The Girl Who Forgets Words As Soon As She's Read Them

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents

A girl who loves books has a rare condition which causes her to forget words as she reads them and has to re-learn them each time. Serena Jacques, ei...

Mum Grateful For Stranger's Gesture When Toddler Suffered Seizure

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was touched when a complete stranger helped her daughter when she had a seizure in public. Angi Burk Pietzak explained she was on the side of th...

Adults Aren't Being Fined For Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Adults are reportedly not being fined for smoking in cars with children in the back. Legislation introduced in October 2015 states that any driver or ...

Exercise 'Boosts Kids' Brain Power And Academic Skill'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Parents

Exercise boosts kids’ brain power and academic skill, says a consensus statement on physical activity in schools, published in the British Journal o...

Mum Horrified That Son's Swollen Eye Was Actually A Brain Tumour

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was horrified after discovering the swollen eye she thought her son had as a result of playing with his brothers was actually a tumour. When Tin...

Mum Shares Devastating Consequences Of Not Vaccinating Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mother is urging other parents to vaccinate their children against whooping cough to protect other kids, like her 10-week-old daughter. Annie Mae Br...

Toddler Who Looked 8 Months Pregnant Saved By Dad's Kidney

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler who looked eight months' pregnant because of a rare disease has been saved thanks to her dad, who donated his kidney. Maddy Rybkin, now two,...

Ringworm In Babies And Children: Treatment And Prevention

Parentdish UK | Pip Jones | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents

Have you noticed strange pink or red rings or your child‘s body or scalp? They might have picked up a common and mild (though not very nicely named)...

Mum Captures Son's Brain Tumour Diagnosis In Photo Series

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has captured the impact of a brain tumour diagnosis through a series of heartbreaking photos of her little boy during his treatment. Jessica Mi...

Small But 'Worrying' Rise In Kids With Type 2 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Parents

There has been a small but "worrying rise" in the number of children developing Type 2 diabetes. The vast majority of children with the condition ha...

Katie Price Reveals 'Brave' Princess Awaits Operation

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

Katie Price has worried fans by revealing her "brave" daughter Princess is awaiting an operation. The mum-of-five shared a selfie of herself kissing t...

Parents Share Graphic Photos Of Daughter With Meningococcal B

PA Real Life | Amy Packham | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the images in the article graphic. A mum has spoken of her horror after a tiny 'bruise' on her daughter's chest turned out to...

These Parents Have 8 Weeks To Raise £100k For Their Daughter's Life-Saving Therapy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents

A couple have launched an appeal to raise £100k in just eight weeks for their five-year-old daughter who needs life-saving treatment. Sarah and Anto...