your baby's health (6)

  • mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

    Knowing how to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is a pretty awesome skill to have. And if you're a parent (or about to become one), learning these techniques will keep you safe in the knowledge that you'd know exactly what to do in an emergency situation.

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  • 5 in 1 vaccination

    Now your baby is in the big wide world, they need protecting against the more serious childhood diseases. To build up their immunity as early as possible, your baby will be invited for their first jabs at around eight weeks old.

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  • mmr vaccination

    It’s a very safe and effective injection given in two doses, one at 11 months and the second just before children start school at around three years and four months. It works by administering a weak version of the infections, which then triggers the immune system to create antibodies to fight them off. Measles, mumps and rubella are all serious conditions that, in complicated cases, can be fatal.

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  • sun safety advice

    Sunshine has many benefits. It's a good source of vitamin D (which helps us to absorb calcium), strengthens our bones and protects against illness. However, sun safety for babies and children is especially important.

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  • vaccinations and immunisations

    Vaccines work by making us produce antibodies to fight the disease so if we do come into contact with the disease itself, our immune system will ‘recognise’ it and produce the antibodies needed to fight it. It's recommended to vaccinate babies and children against potentially deadly illnesses.

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  • vitamins for babies and children

    Vitamins are essential nutrients, which enable your body to work properly. They’re needed only in small amounts, and we eat most of them every day without even thinking about it. Our body even produces some for us.

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