Make sure your child is up to date with their vaccinations and make an appointment with their GP for any missed vaccinations.
Research from around the world shows that immunisation is the safest way to protect your child’s health.
Immunisations protect children from dangerous childhood diseases and increase herd immunity in the population.
The planner shows you what vaccinations your child needs. It shows when they should have had them, so you can check they did, and when they are due to have future vaccinations.
Practical advice for parents to ensure vaccination without tears, including how to dress your child and the best type of pain relief.
All medicines have side effects. However, vaccines are among the safest and the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risk of side effects.
Health Visitors are there to give you parenting advice and support, answer any questions or concerns that you may have and carry out developmental reviews.
In order to protect women from developing cervical cancer the HPV vaccine is recommended for all girls from the age of 12 years up to their eighteenth birthday.
It is important to make sure that you start looking after your child’s teeth as soon as they break through between 6-12 months olds.
Vivacity run a range of activity sessions for children, ranging from holiday clubs through to drop in sports sessions across the city.
Vivacity offers free swimming to all children under 5 years old across four pools in the city.
Our free healthy lifestyles club running in schools and community settings
Drinking plenty of fluid helps stop us getting dehydrated. Encouraging children to drink enough is important as they may not remember by themselves.
Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Children and adults are recommended to eat at least 5-a-day every day.
Eating together as a family can help to promote a healthy diet to children and support a healthy weight, as well as give you a chance to catch up on the family news!
As children become more independent in their food choices, it is important for parents and carers to guide them to make healthy choices and establish good habits for life. There are five main types of foods to include as part of a healthy diet
Babies and children should be encouraged to eat healthily from the very start. At around 6 months you should start to introduce your baby to solid foods.
Could you qualify to receive free vitamins for children under 4 and as a pregnant or breastfeeding woman? There are also free vouchers to spend on some basic foods.
Our children are eating and drinking too much sugar. In-fact they consume three times as much sugar as recommended.
Being physically active every day is important for your child’s growth and development.
Ferry meadows is beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland
For a confident smile it is important to establish a good oral health routine. You can also help ensure healthy teeth by giving children tooth friendly foods and drinks.
Breakfast is an important start to the day. Making sure children have had breakfast each morning will give them energy to help them concentrate at school and improve behaviour.
The first year of life has a big influence on your baby’s health now and in the future. Breastfeeding can help your baby get off to the best start in life.
A healthy weight is important to prevent poor health in childhood and as we become adults. More children and adults than ever before are overweight or obese.
Eating a balanced diet is an important part of being healthy. Knowing what a healthy, balanced diet should look like can be confusing though.
The Keep Your Head website provides a central point for reliable information and resources on children and young people’s mental health.
Well done to all the school children who took part in this year's Peterborough Children's Film Awards. Here are the winning films
The city’s Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service is excited to invite members of the public to celebrate the launch of the service on Saturday 8 July between 10am and 4pm on Bridge Street, outside Peterborough Town Hall.
There are many childhood illnesses that can be treated at home, by a pharmacist or by your GP. Check out this leaflet which gives you some information on some of these illnesses, and lets you know when you should seek urgent medical treatment.
Bullying can take many forms – verbal abuse, being physically hurt, having things stolen, being left out or online bullying are some of the ways.
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