Should I ban my children from eating fast food?

The question of fast food consumption in children is widely debated in society, with the most recent advance being London mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to ban junk food adverts across all public transport services. Whilst the consumption of burgers, French fries and fizzy drinks is not encouraged, dietician Kristy Hegner suggests that fast food can […]

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Where can I find some after school snack ideas?

Below are a few of our favourite after school snacks and recipes which will keep the kids happy and healthy. BBC’s Instant Frozen Berry Yoghurt Perfect for those parents with less time on their hands, this frozen yoghurt is a great healthy alternative to ice cream. Three ingredients – frozen mixed berries, 0% fat Greek […]

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How do I reduce my child’s sugar intake?

Although encouraging children to choose a piece of fruit to snack on can be difficult at the best of times, reducing your little one’s sugar intake doesn’t always have to be an impossible feat. Taking our inspiration from Sophie Komninou, a lecturer in infant and child health at Swansea University, we have compiled five different […]

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Why won’t my child eat any fruit or vegetables?

As a parent, it can be really hard to get your child to eat enough fruit and vegetables – you are not alone! Many children are not eating enough fruit or vegetables to maintain a healthy lifestyle and this is evident in the government’s report regarding Britain’s childhood obesity levels. According to Public Health England, […]

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Is my child lactose intolerant?

Lactose is the natural sugar found in cow’s milk and the milk of other mammals such as goats and sheep. If you think your child might be lactose intolerant, take a look at our advice below. Cause and Symptoms: Lactose intolerance is when the digestive system cannot break down lactose, causing unpleasant symptoms such as […]

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Should I pull my child’s loose tooth?

If your child has a loose tooth that is bothering them, you may consider trying to pull it out. It may be tempting to do this, but this is not necessarily always the best course of action. Taking our advice from the specialists at Colgate, here are some things to consider before you pull a […]

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When will my child’s teeth fall out?

Losing your first milk tooth was always one of the biggest milestones when you were a child. Not only was it considered a rite of passage, but it also meant a trip from the tooth fairy. Suddenly, your own children are starting to grow up and the same excitement and exhilaration of losing their milk […]

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My child has nits – What should I do?

Head lice and nits can be a nuisance as your child progresses through primary school. However, headlice are extremely common in young children and do not require a trip to your child’s GP. They are caught from head-to-head contact and can be treated at home. Taking our advice from the NHS, below is a step-by-step […]

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Why does my child keep getting nose bleeds?

Despite being very unpleasant for your child, nosebleeds are not usually a sign of anything serious. They are common, particularly in children, and most can be easily treated in the home. Depending on the frequency and the severity of your child’s nosebleed, the solution may be home treatment, seeking GP advice, or resorting to immediate […]

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When will my child’s feet stop growing?

According to Live Strong, a child’s foot grows nearly 1cm each year. Between birth and the age of four, a child’s foot double in length. By the age of 10, most girls have completed 90% of foot growth. A boy completes about 80% of his foot growth by the time he is 10 years old. […]

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