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Iphones,ipads,ipods … Top 10 Tips To Avoid Addiction in Kids

I admit, I’ve given my children smartphones, even my youngest (admitted in a quiet tone). My excuse, well I upgraded and what was I going to do, chuck my old one? But the clinician part of me is not at ease or the mother part in fact. Harley Street rehab clinic specialist Mandy Saligari stated […]

Should my child be taking Multivitamins?

This is a common question I get asked as a GP. We know that growing children have nutritional needs. The Department of Health recommends that children between six months to five years are given daily vitamin supplements. If your child eats a balanced diet then they may not need supplements however. A daily healthy diet […]

Quick guide to school exclusions and infections

Athlete’s foot – none   Chickenpox- until all vesicles have crusted over   Cold sores (Herpes simplex)- none​   Conjunctivitis -none   Diarrhoea and/or vomiting – 48 hours from last episode   Flu – until recovered   German measles (rubella)- four days from onset of rash   Glandular fever -none   Hand, foot and mouth […]

Dealing with ‘I’m bored’ syndrome this summer?

As children get older there are different challenges we face to keep them occupied. Gone are the days of indoor play areas or the simple thrill of going down a slide or blowing bubbles in the garden. Further challenges come with boys, I am stereotyping here but much to my dismay boys and shopping do […]