All babies have times when they are unwell, or off-colour. It is estimated that, on average, babies have around six colds in their first year of life. Add in teething and immunisations, and it's no wonder they sometimes get a little grumpy. But it's important to be vigilant as young babies can get very sick, very quickly and when unwell, they can deteriorate rapidly. Here is a quick checklist of things you should never ignore:
Remember that you know your baby best. If you are concerned about any aspect of your baby's health, consult your GP or Well Child provider or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for more advice. If it is an emergency, do not hesistate to call 111 for an ambulance, or take your child to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.