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Parent's Stay Well Guide for children aged 0-9 years

Baby with mother

Leicester’s Hospitals have created the Parents Stay Well Guide for children aged 0-9 years, which gives you the information you need to get the right care for some common health worries. Such as:

  • Fever
  • Head injury
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Breathing issues

By saving this guide to the home-screen of your phone/tablet/PC you can get to the right care advice for your child at the right time.

Some simple home-based self-care could save you from hours in a busy hospital waiting room or GP surgery.

Click here or on the image below to view the stay well guide.

Stay home stay well guide

University Hospitals of Leicester has also produced the following series of videos alongside players from Leicester City Football Club:

Should I worry if my child has a fever?

Should I see a doctor about my child’s head injury?

What to do about your child’s bumps and bruises?

These videos were not produced by Health for Under 5s and may contain adverts.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 05-01-2022

Next review due: 05-01-2025