This is the perfect time for families to adopt a positive attitude to their health
If parents are confident they are doing all they can to make sure their children
are safe, well-nourished, play and learn actively and create opportunities
which build social and emotional confidence, they can rest assured that they
are doing all they can to lay the path for a happy and positive future.
As well as general wellbeing, this handbook will help you to understand when
is the right time to chat to your school nurse, visit a local community
pharmacist, GP or to call NHS 111. Many illnesses can be treated at home
with lots of rest and by using over-the-counter medicines. In the early years,
always check with your health visitor if you are worried and as children get
older check with their school nurse.
Every parent wants to know what to do if their child is unwell and how to
recognise the signs. This guide aims to help you. Trust your instincts, you
know your child best, so if you are worried get further advice.