Patient Information leaflets - Paediatrics

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.


Advice about Hypospadias Repair in Children

Advice for parents of babies at risk of inheriting Hereditary Spherocytosis

After Your Child's Drug Challenge

Children's Exercise Tolerance Test

Children's Oral Food Challenge

Children's Supervised Feed

Chronic Urticaria and Angioedema in Children

Discharge Advice for Carers of Children Younger Than 5 Years Who Have a Fever

Febrile Convulsion in Children

Feeding Your Child on Bramble Ward

Following your Child's Food Challenge

Following Your Child's Supervised Feed

Home food introduction for eggs and milk

Home food introduction to nuts

Immunotherapy treatment with Alutard SQ Wasp and Bee Venom

Immunotherapy treatment with Grass Pollen and House Dust Mite Allergen

Information for Parents of Children at risk of Endocarditis

Initial cows milk free dietary advice for breastfeeding mums

Keeping nuts in your child's diet after a successful food challenge - Ages 1-4 years

Keeping nuts in your child's diet after a successful food challenge - Ages 4-6 years

Keeping nuts in your child's diet after a successful food challenge - Ages 7-10 years

Keeping nuts in your child's diet after a successful food challenge - Ages 11-18 years

Management of Viral Induced Wheeze in Children

Methotrexate for Children

Omalizumab (Xolair)

Parent Guide to Cow's Milk Protein Allergy in the Under 2s

Safeguarding Children

Steroid Joint Injection - Paediatric Rheumatology

Type 1 Diabetes Education for Families

Your Child's Colonoscopy

Your child's gastroscopy

Your Child's General Anaesthetic


Adenoidectomy (child)

Advice for patients following a blood transfusion


Anaesthetic (children)


Atropine 1% eye drops

Baby skincare

Breastfeeding and dental health


Bruising or injury to non-mobile children

Buckle fractures of the wrist in children

Care of babies experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Care of your child after their operation

Caroline Thorpe Ward, Welcome to

Child’s bladder and bowel care appointment
- Face to face appointment
- Video appointment
- Telephone appointment

Children’s eye tests

Children’s pre-operative assessment

Chronic uveitis in children with arthritis

Circumcision (child)

Club foot – structural congenital talipes equino varus (CTEV)

Community Children’s Nursing Team

Dental health – babies

Dental health – children

Dental health – children with additional needs

Discharge from the Day Surgery Unit (child)

Electroencephalograph (EEG)

Eye drops for children’s eye test

Feverish children – what to do if your child is feverish

Fluoride varnish

Foot care for children and adolescents with diabetes

Gastro-oesophageal reflux in babies

Head injury (children under 12)

Hearing assessment – child

Hearing review appointment – child

Heart murmurs in a newborn infant

Helping your child cope with pain

Hip ultrasound for babies

Infection in newborns

Information for parents of extremely premature babies

Jaundice in newborn babies

Ketamine sedation for children

Lumbar puncture in newborn babies

Melatonin sleep electroencephalograph (EEG) in children

Moving On for children and young people (age 0 – 18) with diabetes

MRI scan (children)

Neonatal outreach service

Nystagmus in children

Paediatric Bladder & Bowel Care Service

Paediatric High Dependency Unit

Paediatric Psychology Service

Pain relief and your baby

Parent/carer administration of medication whilst in hospital

Parental information and advice following your bereavement on SCBU

Patching therapy

Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU) – Paediatric bladder and bowel care service

Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU) – Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

Positional talipes – talipes calcaneo valgus / equino varus

Protecting your baby from low blood glucose


Reasonable Adjustment Pathway for children and young people

Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Safeguarding children and young people

Skeletal survey examination – information for those with parental responsibility

Squint surgery in children

Squint, about

Structural talipes (club foot)

Swallowing a magnet or battery: Foreign body ingestion

Taking an axilla temperature

The mental & psychological effects of trauma on children

Transition from the paediatric to adult bladder and bowel care services

Treating Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in the UK

Urinary tract infections (UTI)

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB)

Wearing glasses

Your child’s inguinal hernia repair or hydrocele

Your dietitian (children and young person’s diabetes service)

Your son’s orchidopexy

Useful websites


NHS Start4life: Reflux and bottle feeding

NHS Start4Life: Reflux and breastfeeding


NHS Start4Life: constipation when bottle feeding

NHS Start4Life: constipation when breast feeding

Infant and Toddler Forum: common nutritional problems

ERIC web site - Children's bladder and bowel charity:


NHS start 4 Life: For age appropriate meal and snack ideas:

The Infant and Toddler Forum: for weaning advice, finger foods etc

Fussy Eating

The Child Feeding Guide: resources on tips and tools for parents on fussy feeding, online assessment tools and food refusal guides. You can create an account to track exposure, refusal and acceptance of foods.

Somerset Patient Webinars 6-14 mins long on Fussy feeding tips

The Infant and Toddler forum: parents section

NHS Weaning and fussy eating : resources on weaning, fussy eating and meal/snack ideas.

Iron Deficiency Anaemia

The Infant and Toddler Forum: parents section

Weight Management

NHS healthy families:  Advice on snacking, food swaps and reducing fat, salt and sugar. Healthy recipes and activity ideas.

NHS - Eat well guide

First steps nutrition: Eating well resources page has picture guides on portion sizes for age groups and healthy recipe ideas.

Infant and Toddler Forum: Portion size guidance for under 5’s.

British Dietetic Association: Mindful Eating

Food Allergy

Infant and Toddler Forum: Guidance and tips about food allergy

Allergy UK: A British medical charity who support patients with allergies

British Dietetic Association: Food Fact sheets about allergy

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac UK: A British medical charity who support people with Coeliac Disease

British Dietetic Association: Food Fact sheet about Coeliac Disease


Diabetes UK: A British medical charity who support people with Diabetes

British Dietetic Association: Food Fact Sheets about diabetes

JDRF: Type 1 Diabetes Charity

Digibete: Online support and resources for children and parents/carers.


British Dietetic Association: Food Fact sheet about Autism and the potential impact on eating

Children and family health Devon: Resources for families on sensory processing

Last updated: September 22, 2023


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