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Children and family centres

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five. There’s no need to make an appointment - just come along and join in. Download our Autumn activity timetable Download the half-term timetable 21 - 26…

Foods to avoid giving your baby

Salt Babies shouldn't eat much salt, as it isn't good for their kidneys. Don't add salt to your baby's food and don't use stock cubes or gravy, as they're often high in salt. Remember this when you're cooking for the family, if you plan to give the same food…

Health and wellbeing

Guidance and advice on dealing with long term conditions, planning for and having a child, coping with mental health issues and living a healthier more balanced lifestyle. Scroll down the page to access advice and guidance on all health and wellbeing matters.

Health Guide for Children in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest CCG has developed a downloadable guide, website and app to help parents looks after the health of their children. 'A Parent's guide to Child Health and Common Illnesses’ is packed full of tips to help parents safely manage any worrying symptoms safely at home, and…

Help your baby enjoy new foods

Once your baby is eating solids it's important to give them as many different healthy foods as you can.   This way they're more likely to keep eating them as they grow up. It's a great habit to get into, and one that will hopefully…

Helping your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for a long time. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be…

How to keep your baby or toddler active

Ways to get your baby moving Why tummy time is important Baby bouncers, walkers and seats Physical activity for toddlers Enjoy being active together Activity for young children with a disability Coping with a very active toddler Does my child have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?…

Immunisation

Immunisation is the best way to protect your children from serious diseases. Have your children immunised at the right times to make sure they stays healthy and prevent the spread of childhood diseases. Immunisation against certain illnesses in adults is also important. Check that you…

Maternal mental health

Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than one in every 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, although this is less common.…

Maternity and child health

Here in Waltham Forest we have a number of resources to support parents and families lead a healthy wholesome life. Download this parent's guide app to find out what to do when your baby or child is ill.
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