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New NHS App Offers Tips and Advice for Parents of Babies and Young Children

New NHS App Offers Tips and Advice for Parents of Babies and Young Children

Date of release: 23 September 2021

Latest News: Healthy Child Wolves App

Parents across Wolverhampton can quickly access NHS health advice and practical tips for their 0-5 year old from a new mobile app, which has launched today.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has launched the Healthy Child Wolves app which is packed with tips, advice and signposting to support families, from pregnancy to getting a child ready for school and everything in between. 

The app includes a wide range of information and advice, from common illnesses, first aid and keeping your baby safe, to breastfeeding, dental health and looking after your emotional health and wellbeing. You can find out more about the Health Visiting team and other local NHS children’s services, plus advice on what to do if your child is unwell. And there are trackers to record a baby’s sleeps and feeds. 

Sian Thomas, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at RWT, said: “We’re very excited to launch our Healthy Child Wolves app, which 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. 

“Remember - your Health Visiting team is here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your 0 - 5 year old. You can contact the team on 01902 441 057.”

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, added: “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 will help complement this service and be a great additional resource to families.”

Healthy Child Wolves is now available to download for free from Google Play or the App Store. 

Find out more at www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/healthychild or follow us on Instagram @rwt_nhs or Twitter @RWT_NHS #ChatHealthWolves

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Notes to Editor

  • For further information, please call Amy Downward on 01902 447297 or email amy.downward@nhs.net
  • Search ‘Healthy Child Wolves’ in Google Play or the App Store and download for free on your iPhone, Android phone or tablet. 
  • When first using the app, users will be asked to input names and date of births for each of their children. This will enable the Health Visiting team to send targeted notifications to users at key stages of their child’s development, for example to inform them that their next visit is due or to provide advice on things such as introducing solid foods
  • For more information visit: www.royalwolverhampton.nhs.uk/healthychild
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