We all want to make sure everyone in our family stays healthy, safe and accident free. From looking after their teeth to top tips for taking kids to get their immunisations, we’ve lots of information to help everyone feel their best – including you! 

For all your health concerns, NHS Inform is Scotland's national health information service. You can find lots of accurate information and advice there to help you make informed decisions about your health, and the health of those that you care for.

Supporting your child with body image and healthy weight

We all want our children to be happy and healthy and feel comfortable in their own skin. But every day, children and adults are exposed to unrealistic images that only promote a very narrow range of body shapes and weight as acceptable or aspirational. So how can we help our children feel more confident about the way they look? Should we even mention weight? In this section we’ve got lots of practical tips for helping children feel more body confident, and for talking to them about shape, size and weight in a supportive way.

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Girls' and women's health

If you’re always on the go looking after your family, you can sometimes forget to look after yourself. Here you can find out more about some of the issues that affect women, and also some transgender men, non-binary people, and intersex people or people with variations in sex characteristics. We’ve lots of advice on how to manage period and menopause symptoms and how your GP practice can help if you have any concerns. 

You can find out more at NHS Inform’s Women’s Health hub.

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Looking after your family’s teeth

Children usually start teething at around six months. Here you can find out more about how to help your baby through any teething troubles, and how to look after your child’s teeth as they start to come through. We even have tips to help if toothbrushing is a challenge!

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