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Halton 0-19 information and leaflets

Until the current covid-19 restrictions are lifted your 0-19 service will now provide one-to-one individual, pre-booked appointments at designated clinics rather than traditional drop in well baby clinics.

As soon as safe to do so, and in-line with government requirements, this will be reviewed and drop in clinics reinstated.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding you baby or child, or your baby needs to be weighed, please contact your local Health Visiting team on the numbers below for advice or to arrange a one to one with a member of the HV team.

Widnes Team: 0151 495 5200

Runcorn Team: 01928 593056

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and caring for your baby

Please read this excellent information from the Lullaby Trust on caring for you baby during the outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.

Find out more about COVD-19 vaccines on the NHS website.


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In case of emergency please call 999.

If you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor call 111.

Health Visiting Team contact numbers:

Widnes Team: 0151 495 5200

Runcorn Team:  01928 593056


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Free antenatal infant feeding workshop
To book your free place please ring 0300 029 0029.

UNICEF Baby Friendly resources
Up to date information leaflets and videos getting breast feeding off to a good start, responsive and safe bottle feeding, how to express and store breastmilk, feeding your baby at night, baby friendly initiative standards, bonding with your baby.

Baby Check from the Lullaby Trust
Is your baby really ill?

Safe Sleep – Lullaby Trust

Healthy Start
Families on certain benefits can get free milk, fruit and vegetables with Healthy Start vouchers – check if you qualify using the online application form and view the clinics where you can obtain vitamins if you are eligible.

Unicef’s caring for your baby at night leaflet
Tips on how to keep your new born safe at night and during sleep.

First Steps Nutrition Trust
They are an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

Best Beginnings – Baby Buddy App

ICON – Babies Cry

Pelvic floor exercises

Baby watching and making sense of your baby
Top tips on understanding your baby.

Contraceptive advice
Sexual health appointments, STI tests and support in Halton.

Safety around dogs

Vitamins for children

Activities to do with your baby

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

The Families Information Service from Halton Borough Council
Halton Families Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial service giving detailed information on local childcare and a wide range of services for children and young people aged 0-19 years and their families in Halton. Please contact us for further information:

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active. https://activehalton.co.uk/

Dad Matters general flyer
Information and resources just for dads.

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


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Baby Check from the Lullaby Trust
Is your baby really ill?

Your baby’s sleep at 0 to 3 months leaflet

UNICEF Baby Friendly resources
Up to date information leaflets and videos getting breast feeding off to a good start, responsive and safe bottle feeding, how to express and store breastmilk, feeding your baby at night, baby friendly initiative standards, bonding with your baby.

Mental health

North West Boroughs Virtual Haven
Referrals into the service are made through the NHS Trusts 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.

Parents in Mind – Halton and St Helens
If you are feeling low, anxious, disinterested in your usual activities and are pregnant or within two years of giving birth, then our friendly, welcoming support may be for you.

Healthy start
Families on certain benefits can get free milk, fruit and vegetables with Healthy Start vouchers – check if you qualify using the online application form and view the clinics where you can obtain vitamins if you are eligible.

UNICEF caring for your baby at night leaflet
Tips on how to keep your new born safe at night and during sleep.

First Steps Nutrition Trust
They are an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

Oral Health Care for Babies leaflet

Best Beginnings – Baby Buddy App

ICON – Babies Cry

Resources on communicating with your baby
Visit the Communication Trust and Words for Life websites for information on how to communicate with your child.

Pelvic Floor

Top tips to prevent injury in children leaflet
Health Visiting service information for parents and carers.

NHS Guide to Immunisations up to one year of age
The immunisations booklet “A guide to immunisations up to one year of age” is published by Public Health England.

Information on immunisations for premature babies
A quick guide to childhood immunisations for the parents of features the immunisation schedule for babies born on.

Baby watching and making sense of your baby

Contraceptive advice
Sexual health appointments, STI tests and support in Halton.

Safety  around dogs

Vitamins for children

Activities to do with your baby

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

The Families Information Service from Halton Borough Council
Halton Families Information Service (FIS) is a free, impartial service giving detailed information on local childcare and a wide range of services for children and young people aged 0-19 years and their families in Halton. Please contact us for further information:

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active. https://activehalton.co.uk/

Dad Matters general flyer
Information and resources just for dads.

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


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NHS safe weaning & choking advice
Advice on choking, allergies, foods to avoid, kitchen hygiene and more on this Start4Life webpage.

Baby Check from the Lullaby Trust
Is your baby really ill?

Top tips to prevent injury in children leaflet
Health Visiting service information for parents and carers.

Mental health

North West Boroughs Virtual Haven
Referrals into the service are made through the NHS Trusts 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line.

Parents in Mind – Halton and St Helens
If you are feeling low, anxious, disinterested in your usual activities and are pregnant or within two years of giving birth, then our friendly, welcoming support may be for you.

Resources on communicating with your baby
Visit the Communication Trust and Words for Life websites for information on how to communicate with your child.

UNICEF Baby Friendly resources
Up to date information leaflets and videos getting breast feeding off to a good start, responsive and safe bottle feeding, how to express and store breastmilk, feeding your baby at night, baby friendly initiative standards, bonding with your baby.

ICON – Babies Cry

First Steps Nutrition Trust
They are an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

Change4Life:

Vitamins for children

How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

Contraceptive advice
Sexual health appointments, STI tests and support in Halton.

Oral Health Care for Babies leaflet

Physical activity for children

Activities to do with your baby.

Lift the Baby – Safe sleep advice for Dads

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Dad Matters general flyer
Information and resources just for dads.

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


Introducing solids header

First Steps Nutrition Trust
They are an independent public health nutrition charity that provides information and resources to support eating well from pre-conception to five years.

About Change4Life:

NHS safe weaning & choking advice
Advice on choking, allergies, foods to avoid, kitchen hygiene and more on this Start4Life webpage.

Vitamins for children

Physical activity for children

Activities to do with your baby

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active.

How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


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NHS Guide to Immunisations at 1 year of age – born up to and including 31st December 2019

Safety & your child

Your toddler’s sleep at 1 to 2 years leaflet

National Sleep Helpline
Speak to trained sleep advisors. Available Sunday to Thursday between and 7pm – 9pm. This is a confidential service.

Top tips to prevent injury in children leaflet
Health Visiting service information for parents and carers.

Resources on communicating with your child
Visit the TALK Halton Communication Hub, Communication Trust and Words for Life websites for information on how to communicate with your child.

First Steps Nutrition Trust – 1-4 years

Fussy eaters guides

Oral Health Care for Children leaflet

How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

Information for patients and carers about adult oral healthcare

The good toothbrushing guide for parents and carers of children with additional needs

A guide to good teeth for parents and carers of children

Mental Health

Reducing parental conflict
Whether you are together or separated, the way you and your partner – or ex- partner – communicate can impact on your children. Conflict between parents can affect your child’s behaviours, emotions and feelings – now and in the future. Read this parent information from Halton Borough Council.

Physical activity for children

Activities to do with your child

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active.

Video: The Tooth Brushing Song – The Tooth Brushing Badge – Hey Duggee Series 3
Toothbrushes at the ready Squirrels! It’s time to brush your teeth for two whole minutes!

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


2 years header

NHS Guide to Immunisations 2-5 years old born up to and including 31st December 2019

Top tips to prevent injury in children leaflet
Health Visiting service information for parents and carers.

Your toddler’s sleep at 2 to 3 years leaflet

National Sleep Helpline
Speak to trained sleep advisors. Available Sunday to Thursday between and 7pm – 9pm. This is a confidential service.

Resources on communicating with your child
Visit the TALK Halton Communication Hub, Communication Trust and Words for Life websites for information on how to communicate with your child.

First Steps Nutrition Trust – 1-4 years

Fussy eaters guide

Oral Health Care for Children leaflet

How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

Information for patients and carers about adult oral healthcare

The good toothbrushing guide for parents and carers of children with additional needs

A guide to good teeth for parents and carers of children

Funded Nursery Places

Toddler Tantrums

Safety & your child

Physical Activity for Children

Activities to do with your child

BBC Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active.

Potty training and childhood incontinence

Halton and St Helens Paediatric Continence Service

Eric.org.uk
Tackling the challenges of bowel and bladder conditions together, for young lives free of shame and fear.

Video: The Tooth Brushing Song – The Tooth Brushing Badge – Hey Duggee Series 3
Toothbrushes at the ready Squirrels! It’s time to brush your teeth for two whole minutes!

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.


School readiness header

Resources on communicating with your child
Visit the TALK Halton Communication Hub, Communication Trust and Words for Life websites for information on how to communicate with your child.

National Sleep Helpline
Speak to trained sleep advisors. Available Sunday to Thursday between and 7pm – 9pm. This is a confidential service.

Your child’s sleep at 3 to 5 years leaflet

Oral Health Care for Children leaflet

How to care for the teeth of children aged 3-6 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

How to care for the teeth of children aged 7+ with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!
Watch the video on YouTube.

Information for patients and carers about adult oral healthcare

The good toothbrushing guide for parents and carers of children with additional needs

A guide to good teeth for parents and carers of children

Activities to do with your child

Active Halton
Advice, support and resources to help keep mums, mums to be and their families active.

Stop Smoking with Halton Stop Smoking Service
There are many benefits to stopping smoking, including many health benefits and saving money. Whatever your goals, we can help you every step of the way.

Information in other languages

NHS.uk
Health information in other languages.

Bing Translator
Translate text and websites.

Potty training and childhood incontinence

Halton and St Helens Paediatric Continence Service

Eric.org.uk
Tackling the challenges of bowel and bladder conditions together, for young lives free of shame and fear.

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