Health & Child

"Is our child growing up healthy?" This is probably the most common question you will ask yourself during the first twelve months of your baby's life. Early detection examinations are used to check whether your child is healthy and developing in line with their age. You can find everything you need to know about the U examinations here.

Breastfeeding is a big issue for many new mothers. What to do if it doesn't really work out? And what alternatives are there if you can't or don't want to (fully) breastfeed? On the Familienportal.NRW you will find detailed information and further reading recommendations on all breastfeeding issues and alternatives to breast milk.

Baby sleep is also very important for mothers and fathers in the first year of life. Babies first have to get used to the new day-night rhythm - and that takes time. Read here how you can create a safe sleeping environment for your child and which tips will help them sleep peacefully. If your baby cries a lot for no apparent reason, it can wear on your nerves. If you feel overwhelmed, don't be afraid to seek help from a crying clinic. You can find out where to find one below.

First teeth on the way? How can accidents in the home be avoided by creating a child-safe environment? Do I get child sickness benefit if my baby has a fever and I can't go to work as a result? You can find answers to these and other questions here.

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