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What is bronchiolitis?

We usually post a blog about bronchiolitis in late October or early November. However, after it largely disappeared during the Covid lockdow...

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Posted on Oct 5, 2021 by Charlotte

Hand, foot and mouth explained

This very common childhood illness that can spread like wildfire is especially common in the early Autumn. Read on to find out how to spot i...

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Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by Charlotte

Children's eye health

It's National Eye Health Week (20th-26th September), so a good time to talk all things optical! Did you know that 1.6 million school–aged...

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Posted on Sep 21, 2021 by Charlotte

Sepsis: what you need to know about this deadly condition

World Sepsis Day fell on Monday of this week, and we thought it was the opportune time to make you all aware of the vital importance of reco...

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Posted on Sep 14, 2021 by Charlotte

Help! How is my 4 year old going to cope with school?!

This year’s crop of new reception kids and parents, like last years, really do have our sympathy. Preparing to start school is hard enough...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2021 by Charlotte

The horrible dangers of button batteries

Many of you will have read the heart breaking story of 2 year old Harper-Lee Fanthorpe, who died recently after swallowing a button battery...

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Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by Matt

Mini First Aid class saved my child from choking

“I am petrified of my child choking”. This is so often the answer that parents respond with when you talk to them about their worse fear...

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Posted on Jul 7, 2021 by Matt

"I did a Mini First Aid class and saved my daughter from skin grafts"

Last Thursday, Jo Ruston watched Dragons' Den in tears when she found out Mini First Aid had secured an investment from Dragon Sara Davies....

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Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Matt

“I promised the kids a McDonald’s after Dragons' Den if they were good!”

When husband and wife team, Kate and Matt Ball were invited to pitch for an investment on top BBC One show Dragons’ Den, they made it a fa...

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Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Matt

Drowning - does your child have the skills to save themselves?

Drowning accidents involving children and young people are tragedies that should never happen and could be prevented with simple water safet...

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Posted on Jun 22, 2021 by Charlotte

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