Being a new parent is rarely an easy job but when your child is sick it can be extremely worrying. County Durham CCG, working with Tees Valley CCG, has produced the Little Orange Book, designed to help the parents of poorly babies and small children. The Little Orange Book is a great resource and covers everything from common minor ailments like teething, constipation and colds, through to more serious conditions like urinary tract infections and wheezy chests. The booklet uses a traffic light system to help parents and carers decide what action to take when their child is sick. It points parents in the right direction, letting them know whether self-care, consulting with a primary care professional, a 111 call, or even a visit to Accident & Emergency is the right course of action.
The Little Orange Book is available now to download and share with others, whether as an emailed PDF or a link on social media.