Common childhood illness and wellbeing

Common childhood illness and wellbeing

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - use this website to learn how to care for your child at home, when to call your GP and when to contact the emergency services. Most issues your child will experience are part of growing up and are often helped by talking to your midwife, health visitor or local pharmacist. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and earache.