Child Health

Government Plan To Prevent Child Obesity Is 'Severely Limited', Medical Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents

The government’s plan to prevent child obesity is “severely limited”, a team of experts has claimed in an article published in the British Medic...

Mum Shares Heartbreaking Photo Of Son Battling Cancer To Show Life 'Isn't Always Pretty'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a heartbreaking photo of her 10-year-old son who is battling cancer to show life isn’t always “politically correct and pretty”....

Autism Charity 'Deeply Concerned' That Link Between Vaccines And Autism Has Resurfaced

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents

The National Autistic Society has said it is “deeply concerning” that discredited claims about a link between vaccination and autism have resurfac...

Scarlet Fever Cases Increase In Spring, So Here's What To Look Out For

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

Scarlet fever cases in children can increase during spring, so it’s important parents know what to look out for. The condition, sometimes referred ...

This Video Of A Girl Who Has Endured 2 Bone Marrow Transplants Has 25 Million Views

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents

A girl who has overcome two bone marrow transplants has won people’s hearts on the internet, including that of her favourite singer. Four-year-old ...

More Children And Young People With Cancer Are Surviving Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Parents

More children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer are surviving than ever before, a report has shown. The National Cancer Registratio...

How Parents Can Teach Kindness To Kids, To Encourage Good Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Whatever age your child is, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about their mental health. The NSPCC revealed there was a “sharp ri...

Six-Year-Old Boy Can't Stop Dancing As He Celebrates End Of Chemotherapy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

A six-year-old boy who did an adorable dance to celebrate the end of his chemotherapy treatment, is winning over hearts on the internet. Jimmy Spagnol...

Chemmy Alcott Reveals Why She Stored Her Newborn Baby Boy's Stem Cells

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

Chemmy Alcott has revealed she stored the stem cells of her newborn son from her umbilical cord and placenta. The Olympic ski champion, 34, who gave b...

Boost Your Child's Back-To-School Immunity

Polly Humphris | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Polly Humphris

Little ones flying the nest for the first time; big ones heading off to secondary school with barely more than a glance back at the gates; the new school year is well underway, which means coughs and colds will no doubt be rearing their ugly heads soon too.

Mum Shares Video Of Her 'Hitting' Newborn Baby To Raise Awareness Of Rare Condition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents

A mum filmed a video of herself “hitting” her daughter on the chest to raise awareness of her baby’s rare condition. Sam Carrier, from Birmingha...

Air Pollution And Children: What Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents

Air pollution has reached high levels in eight regions across the UK, according to the government. Greater London, the south east and eastern England ...

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...