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Childhood illnesses and wellbeing

Access the common childhood illnesses booklet

Every parent or carer wants to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. These resources aims to help you understand what to do and who to ask in a number of situations; including what to do when your baby or child is unwell.

Local guides for parents, carers and practitioners

View Rochdale's guide to childhood illnesses and wellbeing.  Learn how to care for your child at home, when to seek advice from a health visitor or call a doctor and when to use emergency services.

Essential Parent is an online resources for expert-led, evidence-based parental advice. All our baby care advice is supported by the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health and follows expert advice from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative.

Safe Sleep for babies is an online resources for parents, carers and practitioners giving advice and support from the Lullaby Trust and Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Babies Cry, You Can Cope ICON is a programme aimed at helping parents and carers with young babies to cope with infant crying.

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for the planning and commissioning of healthcare services for the Rochdale Borough.

Other useful guides

Healthier Together has been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It is a useful guide not only by parents but also by healthcare professionals and is supported by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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