Health and Care

Toothbrushing

It’s really important to take good care of your child’s teeth so they have healthy teeth now and when they’re older.

Please take a look at the Leeds Smiles website for a short video and read the Top Ten Tips. Make brushing fun for you and your little one – use the catchy timer song and play the tooth brushing game together.

Sleep

Lots of young children find it difficult to settle down to sleep and will wake up during the night.

For some people, this might not be a problem. But if you or your child are suffering from lack of sleep, please click on the links below for further advice and information:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/sleep-problems-in-children.aspx

http://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/document.php?o=384

http://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/document.php?o=428

http://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/document.php?o=1766

Treating a high temperature

In children under five, a fever is considered to be a temperature higher than 37.5C (99.5F). Fever is very common in young children. Over 60% of parents with children aged between six months and five years say their child has had one.

Please click on the links below for further advice and information:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/treating-high-temperature-children.aspx

Health and Development Reviews

Your baby will have regular health and development reviews during their early years. These are to make sure they stay healthy and are developing normally.

The reviews will usually be done by your health visitor or a member of the health visiting team. The team work closely with your GP and the staff at your local children’s centre. Reviews may be done in your home, at the GP surgery, well baby clinic, or the children’s centre.

Appointments can be arranged so that both you and your partner are there. The reviews are an opportunity for you both to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.

The contact details for your local Health Visiting team will be recorded in your child’s red book.