Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. This resource aims to help you understand what to do and who to ask in a number of situations; including what to do when your baby or child is ill. Learn how to care for your child at home, when to seek advice from a health visitor or call a doctor and when to use emergency services.
Most of the issues you will be confronted with are simply an everyday part of growing up, often helped by a chat with your midwife or health visitor. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time, they are easily treated at home with support from your GP or health visitor, with no need to visit the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
NHS Oldham CCG have launched a website alongside Facebook and Twitter with information on how to choose the right care for your little ones, stories from other carers in Oldham and showcasing the work of all the services that can support you and your children – click here to access the website
You can download the app free from iTunes or the google play store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/oldham-child-illness/id1022401236?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.senseinteractive.oldham&hl=en_GB