Staying Healthy

Children’s charity training to local community groups

Children’s charity training to local community groups

The UK’s leading children’s continence charity, ERIC, has delivered a series of potty training workshops to community groups who support families with young children across the West of England. ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. ERIC… Read More…

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children

Don’t expect antibiotics for children – giving children antibiotics when they don’t need them puts children and family at risk  Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, such as meningitis, pneumonia and sepsis, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by… Read More…

Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare in South West

Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare in South West

Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare in South West. As winter approaches, South West Public Health England is issuing advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell. Norovirus is an unpleasant vomiting bug that usually lasts about two days. There’s not much that can be done… Read More…

Bargain offer to reduce nappy waste

Bargain offer to reduce nappy waste

Residents across Bath and North East Somerset have been snapping up the Council’s nappy offer to purchase re-usable nappies for £100 less than the retail price resulting in a combined saving of £1,300. Parents have bagged a bargain for their babies – with “birth to potty” packs of reusable nappies going for just £150, instead… Read More…

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8 % of Reception children in South West are obese compared to 8.5% in 2016 Nationally, 9.6% of Reception Year children in the 2016/17 school year are obese compared to 9.3% in 2015/16 Local authority breakdown of data available at end of release Nationally, the number of obese children in the most deprived… Read More…

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year (and beyond) Sugary treats are everywhere we turn, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard to avoid consuming too much. Children are especially susceptible to temptation. While the occasional treat can be part of a healthy and enjoyable diet, overconsumption of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health… Read More…

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes For the fifth year in succession Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Road Safety officers have teamed up with ‘Child Seat Safety’, the in-car safety professionals, to offer advice and a child car seat fitting service for those transporting little ones. Recent In-car safety clinics held in Midsomer… Read More…

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