Paws for thought... the exciting new blog from Doctor Bear

January 19, 2020

This week marks sugar awareness week... follow us for some tips about cutting down your family's sugar intake!

January 13, 2020

As a medical student on a GP placement I saw a suspected case of measles, which was later confirmed. I remember being told at the time that I may never see another case of measles and excitedly telling my fellow medical students that I had seen this unusual disease! Un...

January 7, 2020

Following on from our New Year’s post, we know that children do best when they are physically active as this helps them to stay healthy.  Recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) are that children under 5 years of age should be physically active for at...

November 21, 2019

My youngest daughter is fussy but one thing she loves is Weetabix and she eats it for breakfast almost every day. On one of our first holidays abroad as a family we had buffet breakfasts and there was no Weetabix! After we had got over the toddler tantrum which entaile...

November 12, 2019

My daughter is an October baby. This meant chilly outings in giant padded snowsuits (which held her tiny, loose limbed form in a stiff scarecrow like pose) in the early days and means she’ll be an older one in her school year. What I didn’t appreciate until a few days...

November 8, 2019

I sit writing this blog having been awake half the night with my 6 month old, who currently has his 5th cold.  He is the youngest of 4 so there’s no prizes for guessing where all these viruses have come from!  He has a hacking cough, which makes him sound like a lifelo...

October 23, 2019

I remember taking this photo of my beautiful son in hospital. He looked so perfect and I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of it all. I was also in agony having had an emergency caesarean and not being able to even pick him up from the cot myself. In all honestly...

October 8, 2019

What to do when your child wakes suddenly with breathing difficulty at night...