Child Health

Next Is Selling Clothing For Kids In 'Plus Fit' Sizes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

Next is selling kids’ clothing in “plus fit” sizes to cater for children of different shapes and sizes. The “plus fit” is sold alongside a s...

Pregnant Women In Premature Labour Should Be Offered Antibiotics To Tackle Group B Strep

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women who go into labour prematurely should be offered intravenous antibiotics to prevent transmission of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) to thei...

This 3-Year-Old Girl Died From Sepsis, Her Dad Is Urging Parents To 'Ask The Question'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents

A dad whose daughter died from blood poisoning when she was just three years old is encouraging other parents to ask the question: “Could it be seps...

Parents Thank Donor Family As Daughter, Four, Starts School With New Heart

PA for HuffPost UK | By PA Reporters | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl is starting school with a new heart thanks to the “selfless decision” taken by the family of her organ donor, her mother has ...

Four Kids Open Up About The Harsh Reality Of Being Diagnosed With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents

Four children have shared the harsh reality of being diagnosed with cancer in a moving video to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The footage was...

Fashion Blogger To Shave Head And Raise £30k For Little Boy With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A fashion blogger who lost her brother, who had a rare genetic disorder, is set to shave her head so a young boy with cerebral palsy can access potent...

One Year On From The Childhood Obesity Plan: Where Are We Now?

Professor John Wass | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor John Wass

The Government pitched their Childhood Obesity Plan as the start of the conversation. The stronger elements of the plan are progressing well, but these alone are not enough. We now desperately need to return to that conversation to give us the best chance of protecting our children's future health not just over the next 52 weeks, but for every week beyond that.

The Important Appointment Parents Of Premature Babies Must Not Miss

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

Rates of survival among premature babies have increased during the past two decades, but they remain at “high risk” of developmental delay, a stud...

Without Improving Early Years Support Our Children Cannot Be The Healthiest In The World

Jon Ashworth | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

At the very heart of my ambition to make child health and wellbeing a national priority is my determination to drastically improve early years support for children and parents, and a national breastfeeding programme must be at the heart of this strategy.

How You Can Reduce The Impact Of Divorce On Your Children

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Parents

Divorce may be the best option for your family, but parents going through separation are bound to be worried about how it will affect their kids. Rece...

Mum Slams White Stuff Store For Refusing To Let Her Daughter Use The Toilet

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared how she was “absolutely disgusted” when staff at a White Stuff store refused to let her daughter, who has a bowel disease, use th...

First Child To Undergo Double Hand Transplant Surgery Achieves Dream

PA for HuffPost UK | By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents

A boy who underwent a double hand transplant was able to fulfil his dream of swinging a baseball bat just a year after surgery. Zion Harvey was als...

Bradley Lowery, The 6-Year-Old Who Battled Against Neuroblastoma, Has Died

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old who touched the nation’s heart with his battle against neuroblastoma, has died, his family has confirmed. Bradley w...

Placenta Pills Could Increase Your Baby's Risk Of Group B Strep, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents

Aside from having no proven benefits, eating your placenta could actually harm you and your baby, a new study has suggested. Many women - celebrities...

Parents Who Lost Teens To Meningitis Urge Others To Ensure Their Children Are Vaccinated

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

A group of four parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other mums and dads about the importance of ensur...

Stephanie Davis Urges People To Donate To Help Send 4-Year-Old Cousin To America For Treatment

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Parents

Stephanie Davis has urged her social media followers to help her family raise £25,000 to send her four-year-old cousin with cerebral palsy to America...

Parents Mistakenly Think Sun Tan 'Glow' Is Sign Of Good Health, Poll Finds

PA for HuffPost UK | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Almost four out of 10 parents mistakenly believe that a sun tan is a sign of good health, research suggests. A new poll for the Met Office and the ...

Mum Urges Parents To Trust Their Instincts After Doctor Misdiagnosed Her Toddler

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum wants to remind parents that they are the greatest “experts” when it comes to their children, after a doctor wrongly dismissed her concerns ...

Crisps 'Better Than Raisins' As A Kids' Snack, Says Dentist

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents

A dentist’s advice that children should have crisps rather than raisins in their packed lunch, has been called into question. Ben Atkins from the Br...

Chicken Pox, How To Soothe And Reduce The Chances Of Scarring

Amanda Elias | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Elias

Here is what I did use. Her scabs were practically gone in a week, we're now four weeks on, and while she still has a few crusts in her scalp, her body only has the tiniest of pink dots left over, and as far as I can tell she has no indented scarring anywhere on her face or body.

Prince Harry Praises Parents Who Care For Sick Children, Calling Them 'Professionals'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents

Prince Harry praised parents who look after sick children at home, calling them “care professionals”. He met with parents at an event celebrating ...

Confused Children Think Fish Fingers Are Made From Chicken

PA for HuffPost UK | By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Parents

Cheese comes from plants, tomatoes grow underground and fish fingers are made of chicken - at least that is according to many of the nation’s youngs...

Makeup Artist Recreates Cara Delevingne's Metallic Sprayed-On Hair For Little Girl With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Style

A makeup artist recreated Cara Delevingne’s beauty look from this year’s Met Gala for a young cancer patient and it’s incredible. Glamsquad Mak...

Why These Parents Want You To Know That Kids Can Get Arthritis Too

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents

A couple is working to raise awareness of childhood arthritis, after they struggled to spot signs that their son had developed the condition. Despite ...

Are You Struggling To Balance Your Child's Diet?

Maria Khan | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Parents
Maria Khan

Similarly, only about half of the surveyed parents were aware that they should offer their toddler meat, fish, eggs, nuts and pulses two or three times a day despite it being the most important food group for iron, which one in eight toddlers don't get enough of in their diet.