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Slapped cheek

Next in our list of seasonal illnesses comes slapped cheek. Most common in late winter and early spring, it can look quite alarming to par...

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Posted on Jan 31, 2023 by Charlotte

Teething - how to limit the ouch factor for baby and you!

As a new parent, it feels like at the 3-4 month stage you’re just making some headway – you’ve got over the initial shock of being en...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2023 by Charlotte

Is it a cold? Or flu?

There’s a lot of confusion about what is a cold and what is flu. We all know flu is a lot more serious and can make us much more poorly....

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Posted on Jan 17, 2023 by Charlotte

The night I saved my 6 month old's life . . .

Over 3 years ago, we posted a blog about Rachel and her son Oscar. When Oscar was just 6 months old, Rachel had to give him life-saving CP...

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Posted on Jan 10, 2023 by Charlotte

Strep A - a simple guide

As the news comes in that a ninth child has died from Strep A in Belfast, we know at Mini First Aid that parents are frightened and confus...

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Posted on Dec 6, 2022 by Charlotte

Deadly magnets in toys - what you need to know

Christmas is around the corner and this means exciting new toys! Sadly, there has been a rise in the sale of dangerous super strong magnet...

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Posted on Nov 22, 2022 by Charlotte

Looking after your child's eyes

This week we have teamed up with the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) to bring you an important blog about children’s...

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Posted on Nov 15, 2022 by Charlotte

Childhood diabetes - recognise the symptoms

World Diabetes Day falls on 14th November and aims to raise awareness of this complex disease. With UK diabetes rates rising for both type...

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Posted on Nov 8, 2022 by Charlotte

Bronchiolitis is back

Bronchiolitis is back. It can be a really frightening illness for parents as it affects breathing and can get worse very quickly. In fact,...

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Posted on Nov 1, 2022 by Charlotte

Brutal boiled sweets and mean marshmallows . . .

Ooh, Halloween - I still get excited even as an adult! And it's not just for us big kids (!) - our little ones love dressing up looking terr...

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Posted on Oct 18, 2022 by Phoebe

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