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Baby teething symptoms

When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely to appear in.…

BCG tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB. TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis. Read more about tuberculosis (TB). Who should have the…

Benefits

What are benefits? Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. They can help you if you: Are on a low income Are out of work Have children Are pregnant Are sick or…

Blindness and Vision Loss

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can't be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Some people go through a…

Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol

Anything you eat or drink while you're breastfeeding can find its way into your breast milk, and that includes alcohol. An occasional drink is unlikely to harm your breastfed baby. But never share a bed or sofa with your baby if you have drunk any…

Breastfeeding help and support

One-to-one support for breastfeeding Breastfeeding drop-ins, cafes and centres Breastfeeding helplines and websites How partners can support breastfeeding One-to-one support for breastfeeding Midwives, health visitors and local trained volunteer mothers (peer supporters) are there to help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. They can…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Child car seats: the law

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first. Children over 12 or more than 135cm tall must wear a seat belt. You can choose a child car seat based on your child’s height…

Childcare Choices

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.   15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds For families in England, receiving some forms of support With 2-year-old children 15 hours of…

Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Choosing childcare can be a difficult decision it is a huge part of your child’s development and helps them become more independent learning through play building friendships and gaining skills that will help them through life. Here in Wigan all our childcare providers are fully…
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