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

July 16, 2020

I wrote a few weeks ago about how to do a COVID swab on your own child – techniques for holding them still, tips on how to get right to the back of the throat… Little did I know that only a few days later, my own 14 month old would spike a fever.  I was due to be at wo...

June 25, 2020

Part One: Keeping track of growth

The way the world works has changed so rapidly in recent months.  Remote working has become a reality and even the NHS is starting to embrace this.  Many Doctors appointments are now taking place by telephone, or video consultation.  Th...

June 4, 2020

There has been much excitement in my household this last week as my Year 1 child has been back in school with half her class, seeing old friends, enjoying being back in the classroom and adjusting to new routines. As our children trickle back to school and nursery in t...

February 1, 2020

Bedwetting (otherwise known as nocturnal enuresis) – one of those parenting taboos and so infrequently discussed in the playground! Yet it is very common. Did you know that one in ten 7 year olds wet the bed? That’s 3 children per primary school class. Most children wi...

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...