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Aches and pains
Your child’s sprains and strains
Bumps and bruises, cuts and grazes – they’re all a natural part of the rough and tumble of childhood. Most of the time, your child will be just fine with a plaster and lots of cuddles. A sprained wrist or a strained muscle, on the other hand, may need extra care.
Cold & Flu
Helping your Child During Cold and Flu season: Causes, Symptoms and Relief
Catching a cold is very common, especially during the winter months. While adults generally catch 2 to 5 colds each year, children can experience an average of 6-12 colds per year. 
Common childhood illnesses
Kids constantly seem to be catching something. If it isn’t a cold or a dribbly nose of some sort, they may be complaining of a tummy ache, scratching at something or pulling their ears in pain. If you have a young child, here’s a list of some common childhood conditions you may (or hopefully, won't!) have to deal with.
Facts About Fever in Children For Parents
Learn what a fever is, the symptoms of fever in children (including how to measure a high temperature in children) and how to relieve children’s fever.
Cold & Flu in Children
Four Foods To Help Soothe Your Child’s Sore Throat
Cold and flu season is back – achoo! If you have children, you'll want to be prepared if they're struck down with the no-fun-for-anyone sore throat. Sore throats are usually caused by a viral infection, and they can often make swallowing, talking, eating and even sleeping more difficult. Here are some foods you may want to offer your child to help relieve their sore throat pain:
Cold & Flu in Children
Five Things You Should Avoid Giving Your Kids When They're Fighting a Cold or Flu
When your little one is under the weather with a cold or flu, you want to see them get better as soon as possible. But there are some treatments that may not be appropriate for children or won’t actually help fight off a cold or flu.
5 signs related to your child’s fever
As your baby begins to interact with the world, it is not unusual for them to get a mild fever. A fever isn’t an actual illness itself - it’s a sign of one and can be caused by many things, including a simple cold or your baby’s first vaccinations. The signs of fever in babies can vary depending on the underlying cause, but here are some of the most common signs to look out for if you suspect your baby has a fever.
Cold & Flu in Children
Beat the Boredom: When Your Child Is Home From School
You’ve got the whole day planned. Once Lucy is at school, you’ll do the shopping, get to the post office and tackle your afternoon’s work in the office. You’re hurrying along a mopey Lucy when she complains of a sore throat. You feel her forehead, and sure enough, she’s warm – you take her temperature to make sure. Nothing extreme, but this is a child who needs to stay home from school today. Cold and flu season has arrived again. Keeping sick children home enables them to get the rest and care they need and allows you to monitor and manage their symptoms – and go to the doctor, if necessary. But while they're at home, they’re still kids, and they get easily and often bored. So how do you balance their need for rest with their desire to be entertained? Here are some suggestions to engage young minds and keep spirits up while resting at home.
Aches and pains
Headaches in Children: Causes and ways to relieve
It’s been a long day at school and your child comes home complaining of a headache. As parents, we worry when our children complain of pain. Headaches are a common type of pain in children. Headaches can have an impact on your child’s life, causing them to miss school or other activities so it is important to understand them.
How To Get Your Child Through the Night With a Fever
Having a child with fever can be worrying for many parents. You may find yourself sitting by your child’s bed wondering how to keep them comfortable throughout the night – luckily, when there are no other worrying symptoms, caring for your child with a mild fever can be easily done at home.
Cold & Flu in Children
Your Child’s Coughs and Sore Throats
Coughs and sore throats are two of the most common childhood complaints. It’s likely that your child will get one, or both at some point. Learn more about coughs and sore throats, why your child gets them, and advice on relieving these symptoms.
What Temperature Should your Baby Be?
It is not unusual for babies and small children to get a mild fever. It is often a sign that your baby is fighting an infection. As a parent it is natural to be concerned. For that reason, it’s important that you know the difference between what is a ‘normal’ temperature and a high temperature and when your baby may need medical attention.