Safe Sleep Week – Slings

Slings are a useful way to carry your new-born baby around, but there are some important safety considerations to be aware of. Slings are good for the promotion of bonding and provide security for your baby as well as a way for parents to keep their baby close while going about their day. Not all […]

Safe Sleep Week – (13th-19th March)

Sleep is such an important part of life and as parents, we spend a lot of time finding ways to help our babies sleep for longer than half an hour, especially during those early days. As part of Safe Sleep Week, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) have written a blog which contains valuable […]

Updated guidance on buying a car seat

Choosing a car seat can be confusing, even for us as professionals! Our blog will help you find your way through the minefield of choosing the right car seat for your child and give you an update on some new terminology.   Changes in the Law The law around booster seats is due to change […]

How safe is your toddler’s bedroom?

Lots of parents will be looking at their toddlers bedrooms differently, after seeing the video which has recently gone viral, of the twin who rescued his brother from underneath a fallen dresser. https://www.youtube.com/embed/EtsrIpeMIkE   Footage was captured on a ‘nanny cam’ of two year old twins  in America, who were climbing on a dresser which […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 11!

Assessing Healthcare over Christmas   Christmas is nearly upon us, and for most of us, the Christmas tree is up, the presents have been bought and wrapped and the children are looking for the elf on the shelf.  Keep ‘Elfy’ with our tips to keep germs at bay and know where to get help if […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 10

FATHER Christmas   Christmas can be a difficult time for fathers.   As Health Visitors, we believe it is important to empower men who are expectant/and/or fathers and carers and enable them to feel that they can ‘father’ in whatever capacity they are able.   If you are a dad, you may not always have […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 9

Keeping well over Christmas   Five sleeps to go everyone!!  We are on the home stretch and the children are counting down until Christmas Day.   It must be time for another Christmas cracker joke. What do elves use for money? Jingle  Bills. Ho ho ho! Talking of elves, have a look at our blog […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 8

8 Benefits of Trampolining for Children We have all seen the new advert featuring the trampoline as a Christmas present. Check out some of the benefits that trampolines can offer:   Teaches persistence It takes time to master specific skills on a trampoline, but because it’s so much fun, kids will often persist until they […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 7

Alcohol Christmas is coming and the party season will soon be in full swing. This is a time that young people gather to celebrate and join in the fun. For most this is enjoyable and harmless fun. But what should young people and their parent/carer be aware of to keep themselves safe at this time […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 6

Drugs/legal highs Christmas is approaching fast and the party season will soon be in full swing. Alongside alcohol there is also the risk of drugs and legal highs being used. Drugs and legal highs are less accepted and are not seen as normal behaviour for most. Most young people will have some understanding of drugs […]