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.


Adenoidectomy (child)

Breastfeeding, expressing and storage


Bruising or injury to non-mobile children

Care of babies experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Care of children and young people suffering from self-harm

Care of your child after their operation

Caroline Thorpe Ward, Welcome to

Children’s pre-operative assessment

Circumcision (child)

Community Children’s Nursing Team

Consent in the Special Care Unit

Discharge from the Day Surgery Unit (child)

Electroencephalograph (EEG)

Heart murmurs in a newborn infant

Information for parents of extremely premature babies

Jaundice in newborn babies

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)

Paediatric allergy patient initiated follow-up (PIFU)

Paediatric bladder and bowel care service PIFU

Paediatric nutrition and dietetics PIFU

Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Care - complex and / or additional needs

Paediatric High Dependency Unit

Parent/carer administration of medication whilst in hospital

Parental information and advice following your bereavement on SCBU

Protecting your baby from low blood glucose

Reasonable Adjustment Pathway for children and young people

Safeguarding children and young people

Structural talipes (club foot)

Taking an axilla temperature

The mental & psychological effects of trauma on children

Urinary tract infections (UTI)

Welcome to the Special Care Unit (SCU)

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: April 10, 2024.