Child Health

Peter Andre Sparks Debate By Revealing He Weighs His Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Peter Andre has revealed he weighs his two oldest children to make sure they’re “not too skinny”. The dad-of-three, 43, to Junior, 11, Princess,...

A Year On From 9-Year-Old Zion Harvey's Double Hand Transplant

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy who was the first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant in July 2015 can now write, one year on. Zion Harvey lost...

Mum's Attempt To Raise £200k For Son's Vital Brain Surgery

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £200k after NHS England ‘declined’ to fund her four-year-old son’s brain procedure. Kara Ing...

Genetic Test Could Save Lives As It Allows Faster Meningitis Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

A new genetic test could help doctors rapidly diagnose meningitis and other killer bacterial infections and help save lives. Currently when a child ar...

Mum Shares 'Distressing' Video To Educate Parents About Whooping Cough Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: some may find the above video distressing to watch. A mum has shared a heartbreaking video of her five-week-old daughter struggling to brea...

Baby With Rare Skin Condition Defies Odds To Reach First Birthday

Caters | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: This article contains images of a baby in hospital, which some may find graphic. A baby born with a harrowing skin condition that doctors th...

'Mother's Instinct' Saved Baby With Meningitis From Losing Limbs

SWNs | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum saved her baby from losing his limbs after spotting he had contracted meningitis by acting on her ‘mother’s instinct’. Leah Edge, 23, was ...

Mum Creates 'Seeing Bucket List' For Daughter Who Is Losing Her Sight

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has created a ‘seeing bucket list’ for her six-year-old daughter who is gradually losing her sight. When Catrina Frost’s daughter, Cailee,...

Mum Criticised By Strangers Who Mistake Child's Rare Condition For Sunburn

Caters | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: Contains images of a skin condition, which some readers may find graphic. A mum has been forced to defend her parenting skills against repea...

Four-Year-Old Boy Has Rare Condition That Makes Him Look Like An Old Man

Barcroft | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A four-year-old boy in Bangladesh has a condition that makes him look like an elderly man. Bayzid Sikder was born with a condition so rare that doctor...

Mum Fears Toddler Faces Race Against Time For Treatment Of Curved Spine

PA Real Life | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum fears her toddler faces a race against time to get urgent treatment before his spine curves so much it puts his life in danger. Konrad Smith, tw...

Boy Discovers Sister Has Rare Cancerous Tumour By Tickling Her

Caters | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

A boy saved his sister’s life after noticing a rare tumour in her throat when he tickled her. Aaron East, from Chelmsford in Essex, was playing ‘t...

Everything Parents Need To Know About Nits

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

A worrying 98% of nits in America are now resistant to the over-the-counter head lice treatments, according to new evidence. The boom of the “super ...

Mum Calls For Free Chicken Pox Vaccine After Toddler is Hospitalised

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

A two-year-old hospitalised for five days with a severe case of chicken pox was allegedly turned away by a GP’s receptionist. Jasper Allen spent fiv...

Mum Shaves Head To Support Daughter With Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mother whose daughter is fighting brain cancer decided to show her support in the most touching way. Faith May Beckstead had surgery on Friday 22 Ju...

Parents Debate When Teens Should Be Allowed To Drink

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents debated what age is best for their teenage children to start drinking alcohol after the issue was raised on ITV’s This Morning. The discuss...

Toddler Battling Muscular Condition So Rare 'No One Is Trying To Find A Cure'

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents

Parents from South London have spoken out about the devastating condition that has left their son dependent on a ventilator and being fed through a no...

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...