P2P Session 4
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It is important to be aware of when to spot if your child is seriously unwell. The main thing is to trust your instincts, but there are also signs to look out for;
- A high temperature above 38c and your baby is under 6 months old.
- Changes in your baby's breathing (such as your baby is breathing faster or breathing is noisy).
- Your baby is hard to wake/floppy.
- Your baby has had a fit (also known as a seizure) for the first time.
- Your baby’s nappies are dry and they are refusing feeds, so they appear dehydrated.
- Your baby has a rash that does not disappear when you press a glass against it.
If your baby has any of the above symptoms, it is important to seek urgent medical advice by calling 999.
If it is not a medical emergency but you need medical advice for your baby you can contact;
- Your GP during the day between Monday to Friday.
- Call NHS 111 during evenings and weekends.
- If your baby is under 6 months old and it's hard for a doctor or nurse to assess them over the phone – you can go to the walk-in centre or, if you're very worried, take them to accident and emergency (A&E).
Who Can Help?
You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) Health Questionnaire will help you to think about your knowledge, skills and confidence in understanding and supporting your baby or child’s health. The results of this can help us, to support you, in setting goals and priorities in a way that is right for you and your family. On completion of the questions you will be signposted to some self care resources which are tailored to your responses. This will help you to take steps to improve your family's health and wellbeing. *Click Here* to find out more.