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NHS Wolves launch free app for parents with young children

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Health Visiting Team has launched a new app dedicated to providing free health advice and tips for young children.

The app, called Healthy Child Wolves, has been commissioned by the City of Wolverhampton Council and will be aimed at children up to five-years-old.

The app will contain a wide range of information and advice, including:

  • Common illnesses, first aid and keeping your baby safe
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and introducing solids
  • Sleep and safer sleeping
  • Teething and dental health
  • Looking after your emotional health and wellbeing

Sian Thomas, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said: “The Healthy Child Wolves app has been developed by the Trust’s Health Visiting Team in partnership with families.

“We hope that parents and families will find it useful, and it helps to provide them with extra confidence and reassurance to bring up a happy and healthy child.”

The app will also include general advice for parents with young children, ranging from their initial pregnancy to getting their child ready for school in the morning.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Our NHS Health Visiting Team does a fantastic job providing advice and support to thousands of new parents and families of young children across the city. The Healthy Child Wolves app helps complement this service and is a great additional resource to families.”

The app is free and available for download on multiple app stores.

If you are a parent with young children in the Wolverhampton area you can contact the Health Visiting Team on 01902 441057.

More information about the app is available here.

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