Childhealthy newsletter

We are reviewing common causes of coughs for children in this months newsletter.

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Early language development in babies and toddlers

Over their first year of life and long before any actual words appear, babies are working hard to develop key communication skills.

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Nappy rash: Do’s and Don’ts

Nappy rash is a common skin condition among babies and toddlers. It’s not harmful to your child but it can be painful for them if it isn’t cared for properly.

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How to tell if your child has a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common problem in children, but it is often hard to know if your child has one or not, especially if you have a younger...

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How much screen time is healthy for kids?

How much screen time is healthy for kids? Nowadays, children of all ages are getting more screen time than ever before. And here at Childhealthy, we find parents often want...

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Childhealthy Newsletter

It is that time of year again when seasonal changes mean children are coming down with sore throats, sniffles and colds. Of course, it’s also still important to keep an...

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10 Top Tips for using dummies or pacifiers

Dummies are convenient to have on hand when your little one needs something to suck on and they can be used for more than just soothing.

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When to worry about nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can look alarming to parents and children alike. But most of the time, they are a minor injury that’s completely harmless and can be easily treated at home.

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Childhealthy’s Guide to Worms

Threadworms are a type of worm that can live in your child’s intestines. They’re not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable for your child.

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What is jaundice in babies?

Jaundice is a common condition that affects many newborns. The good news is that it’s usually harmless and goes away on its own.

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Childhealthy September Newsletter

Children are back to school this month after their summer holiday break. It’s great (and a relief!) to get back into the routine of school life. I know my own...

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Childhealthy August Newsletter

We hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Please share the article, follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram. Your support and feedback are really...

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How to protect your child’s skin in the sun

Protecting your child’s skin in the sun can be hard. But keeping them out of the sun can be even harder!

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How to deal with heatstroke in children

Heatstroke is a condition caused by the body overheating, usually due to prolonged exposure to – or physical exertion in – high temperatures.

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Childhealthy’s complete guide to chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as Varicella, is a viral infection that causes unpleasant symptoms such as a typical skin rash, fever, headache and fatigue.

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Childhealthy July Newsletter

Emergency departments across the UK are seeing very high numbers of young children for this time of year because of a rise in infections that are usually seen in winter....

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Poo dilemmas: How to help a constipated baby.

It’s important to know the signs for constipation, so you can identify it early on and help your baby before it becomes an even bigger problem.

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Childhealthy June Newsletter

You may have also seen in the news recently that vaccines have been approved for children over 12 years. Following successful trials, the Pfizer vaccine has been given approval in...

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Everything you need to know about potty training.

It can be hard to know when to start potty training your child. That’s why we’re here with advice that will help you make an informed decision about when’s the...

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What is a high temperature for a child?

It’s important to know what is considered normal and what isn’t, so here is all the advice and information you need from Childhealthy.

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The ultimate guide to baby milestones, from birth to 1 year.

From those first smiles and chuckles to baby’s first steps, those first moments in your baby’s life are so precious.

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Childhealthy is now live!

Welcome to Childhealthy: Introducing our new website, COVID 19 vaccines for secondary school children and other updates from Dr Yiannis.

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Dr Yiannis update: One Year On

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best,  Dr Yiannis...

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Dr. Yiannis Update | Positive news at last

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best,  Dr Yiannis...

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Vitamin D: what’s the best baby and child supplement?

Dr Yiannis Ioannou talks to Martha Roberts from Which Magazine on the subject of Vitamin D in babies and children. Read article here

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Top Five Tips to Help Children’s Wellbeing in Lockdown

Happy New Year everyone. I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the...

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Update from Dr Yiannis – COVID-19 vaccinations and children

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best,  Dr Yiannis,...

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When should I take my baby to hospital during the pandemic?

There’s been a large drop in the number of babies and children being taken to emergency departments and paediatric assessment units in the UK since mid-April, according to a report...

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Update from Dr Yiannis – How do I keep my child healthy this winter?

The clocks were turned back an hour last week and we’re officially into the winter season. This year, there is an added layer of worry for parents alongside the usual...

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Update from Dr. Yiannis

Dr Yiannis updates on COVID-19 amid rising cases, flu vaccinations and introducing new first aid classes.

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Giving your baby a great start to solid food and vitamins advice

Many parents feel apprehensive as starting solids generates a lot of questions about what to feed your baby, when and how much.

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COVID-19 Update

This week the government has announced the further easing of lockdown restrictions and many of us will be reconnecting with our friends and loved ones, from a safe distance. I...

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What you take with you when you travel with children

It’s best to be prepared with little ones in case of unexpected illness, so here’s a practical guide to what to take with you when you go.

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What should I keep in my family first aid kit?

It’s important to have a well-stocked first-aid kit in your home so you’re prepared to deal with any minor accidents and injuries.

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Most common allergic conditions in babies and children

There are many common allergic conditions which could affect your baby from an early age. So how do you spot a problem? How can you help to relieve symptoms? And...

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How much sleep does my baby need?

Find out how much your baby should be sleeping, when your baby will develop a sleep routine, and if you should be concerned by the amount of sleep your baby...

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It takes a village to raise a child

Dr Yiannis Ioannou, London Paediatrician, updates on the wonderful work of the Little Village Charity and how you may be able to help if you have baby clothes, toys and...

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Update from Dr Yiannis, London Paediatrician – Is it safe to go back to school?

Half term is rapidly coming to an end and many of you have been in touch with questions about whether it’s safe to send your children back to school.

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Update from Dr Yiannis, London Paediatrician

Recent media coverage relating to children and COVID-19

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Dr Yiannis updates on allergic conditions in Bbabymagazine

Allergic conditions such as eczema, food allergies, hayfever and asthma are very common and can affect your baby from a young age.

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COVID-19 update from Dr Yiannis, London Paediatrician

– Using ibuprofen for my child’s fever – Keeping up to date with my child’s vaccines – Extra precautions in clinics

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COVID-19 – The latest advice from Dr Yiannis

We are now several weeks into the national lockdown and new information is emerging almost daily.

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A message from Dr Yiannis to parents relating to Covid-19

Dear Parents and Children, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. As a parent and your paediatrician I fully understand that this is a worrying time...

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Coronavirus Advice Letter

Dear Parents, Many thanks for your enquiry relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19). The practice continues to receive many enquiries on this subject, which is understandable given the extensive media coverage. Both...

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Keeping your baby healthy during their first winter

A new baby can be a challenge for parents at the best of times, but winter can bring its own set of worries. Here, Dr Yiannis Ioannou, Consultant Paediatrician at...

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Mediscene Magazine: Dr Yiannis’ Practical Tips for General Practitioners

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Advice from Department of Health Immunisation Green Book relating to Measles Outbreak

The Measles vaccine is included within the MMR vaccine. Two doses of the vaccine are needed usually, in the UK these are given at one year and at three years...

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Bbabymagazine: Ask Dr Yiannis (November)

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Bbabymagazine: Ask Dr Yiannis (October)

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Dr Ioannou presenting at the Royal Society of Medicine at the Healthcare Challenges in Children and Young People Symposium

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I’m due to schedule my baby’s vaccinations, but he was born prematurely so should wait until he’s a little bit older?

If your baby was born prematurely, it is understandable that you may feel he is more fragile and not ready for the first jabs. Although premature babies are more vulnerable...

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My baby’s not even a year old and has already had three or four colds. Should I be worried?

There is no need to be worried, this is very a very common reason why I see babies and children in my clinic. Colds are caused by viruses that are...

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My baby keeps bringing up her milk straight after I feed her. What can I do to stop this happening?

Bringing up milk after feeds is very common in babies and is usually not a cause for concern. Regurgitation and posseting are terms used to describe the effortless, non-forceful return...

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My child has been diagnosed with slapped cheek disease. What is this and should I be concerned?

Slapped cheek disease is a viral infection caused by the virus Parvovirus B19. The name comes from the typical appearance of the rash, which usually gives a blotchy red appearance...

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I’m concerned that our 16 month old isn’t walking yet. What are the main reasons behind late walking, and how should we handle it?

Every child is different and delays reaching milestones are not always a sign of a more significant problem. Many children start walking around or just after their first birthday, however,...

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My four month old’s head all of a sudden seems to be tipping to one side, could this be torticollis?

Torticollis is common in infants and can be present from birth or appear later. A baby’s head turns preferentially in one direction and may have tight neck muscles on one...

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My four year old is struggling with hay fever, what can I do to help her through the summer months?

Hayfever, seasonal allergic rhinitis, is a very common condition affecting children and adults. Children may have an itchy, blocked or runny nose, sneezing and red, watery and itchy eyes. Symptoms...

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My six-month old is teething. He is really irritable all the time and I feel helpless. What can I do?

The process of teething varies a great deal between babies. The first teeth usually appear sometime in the first year, often around the age of six months.

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