What can I do about travel sickness?

Have you noticed your 10-year-old child complaining of feeling queasy during journeys that have never fazed him or her before? This onset of nausea could be being caused by a peak in motion sickness susceptibility, which it’s said we all experience in the run up to our teenage years. Travelling with your children can be […]

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Do we need travel vaccinations?

Asking your GP about holiday vaccinations is a must if you intend to travel internationally as a family. As soon as your destination and departure date are confirmed it’s important to book an appointment to visit the doctor’s surgery. Aim to discuss your jabs at least 8 weeks before you are scheduled to fly out […]

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How can I stop my child getting sick on holiday?

Caring for a sick child is challenging enough on a regular day at home with the benefit of familiar medicines and medical advice close to hand. On holiday, in a hot climate where the risk of dehydration is more pronounced, for example, illnesses can be a miserable and stressful time for everyone involved. Prevention is […]

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Will I be fined for taking my child on holiday during term?

More affordable term-time prices can tempt parents to consider booking a holiday during the school term. However, holidays during school time are only permitted at the discretion of head teachers. While some school heads may agree to your child being taken out of school there is no obligation for any of them to do so. […]

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Does my child need a booster seat?

The best way to determine whether your child is in need of a booster seat, is to follow the UK Government’s regulations regarding Child Car Seats. By law, children must normally use a child car seat until they are 12 years old, or 135 cm – whichever arrives first. Children over this age, like all […]

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