Childhood Illness

What to do when your toddler has chickenpox

Some tempting options may include hiring a live-in nanny for a week or so, going on holiday and leaving said toddler at home with your other half, or pretending you can’t see any pox and carrying on as usual. But let’s come back to reality. Toby’s just getting over his week of spottiness, so I thought it might be helpful to jot down what we did while in chickenpox induced quarantine.

Real Life Stories // A Baby With Meningitis

Real Life Stories // A Baby With Meningitis

Meningitis has been in the news a lot recently thanks to the petition for the meningitis B vaccine to be made available to all children. I recently got chatting to a lovely lady called Rosina on The Dad Network Mums Facebook page. Her daughter contracted meningitis and septicaemia when she was just 12 weeks old. Here is their real life story of a baby with meningitis.