12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 5

Speech & Language Therapist’s Gift Guide   Play time is a great time to support speech and language development. With Christmas coming, here are some ideas for toys and games that will encourage children’s communication:   Messy Toys Children love to get messy and explore different textures. When we play with sensory toys, we can […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 4

Don’t weight for January to think about healthy eating   When the Christmas shopping is done and the tree is up, it is all too easy at Christmas time to sit back with a mince pie and a tin of Quality Street and forget about the diet until January. Wouldn’t it be nice to forget […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 3

Mobile phone chargers – be safety savvy   Product misuse is the top cause of accidental fires in British homes and the number has increased by over a third since 2009. (Electrical Safety Council) Think about safety around mobile phone chargers as these have been shown to be hazardous and lots of young people will […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 2

‘Safety first’ when buying toys this Christmas Christmas is not quite here but that does not mean we have to wait for a Christmas cracker joke. What do they sing at a snowman’s birthday party? Freeze a jolly good fellow…… Christmas is a time for families and children and we all know that Father Christmas likes […]

12 Blogs of Christmas – Day 1

Breastfeeding in the Festive Season!   In the early days of breastfeeding you may feel more comfortable breastfeeding in a relaxed environment and this may be at home, but if you are out and about visiting friends and family over Christmas and you don’t feel confident feeding in front of others, you may find these […]

Road Safety Week

This week is #RoadSafetyWeek which aims to increase awareness of road safety by involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year. It is important to be safe when you are crossing the road, children should be encouraged to hold an adults hand when crossing the road and begin to understand the basics of the […]

Halloween

What do ghosts eat for dinner? Spooketi. Geddit?   Halloween is almost upon us so let’s make it scary for the right reasons! Some simple tips will help your children to have a safe and spooky Halloween. Every year children and adults are injured in fires where candles or fire cause a fancy dress costume […]

National Burns Awareness Day

Wednesday 19th October is National Burns Awareness Day and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in partnership with The Children’s Burns Trust, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Lincolnshire County Council are working together to raise awareness of how to avoid burns and the pain and disfigurement they cause. “A shocking number of people suffer accidental […]

#HVWeek A Day in the Life of the Strategic Clinical Professional Lead 0-19

My day normally starts early checking emails and phone messages before leaving the house. First today, I am heading to meet with the commissioner, Lincolnshire County Council for the Health Visiting Service to discuss the pilot scheme we have in place to develop and deliver free Antenatal Classes for parents to be. A general update and […]