Illness and injury
With children at home more, parents and carers can be assured that the NHS is still there for all illness and injuries and should still be accessed if they have concerns about their babies and children.
- Child Accident Prevention Trust has developed a quick guide to help with the accidents that are the most serious and the easiest to prevent - threats to breathing: choking, strangulation or suffocation; falls; poisoning; burns and scalds; and drowning.
- There is a Safe at Home: tips for the under-5s leaflet that can be downloaded from the RoSPA website
Parent tips advice sheets from The Institute of Health Visiting
There are advice sheets under the Minor Illness and Reducing Accidents section of the IHV Top Tips for Parents webpage including Safety in the Home, Safer Sleep, Coping with Crying, Preventing Choking, Safety in the Sun and tips on a wide range of minor illnesses and symptoms.