Weaning and feeding development advice
Start for life – NHS website with lots of videos and tips for your child’s feeding development
Child feeding guide – strategies and tools for fussy eating and create happy mealtimes
Choking advice – a video by St John’s Ambulance, approved by the Resuscitation Council
The Child Accident Prevention Trust – helpful information on preventing child accident and injury. Includes advice around weaning and choking
Children born early (premature babies)
Bliss – Information about feeding premature babies including tube feeding, breast and bottle feeding, to weaning. Also includes information on reflux
Websites with advice for children with eating and drinking problems (dysphagia)
Feeding matters – an American website, which has lots of information and resources for children with paediatric feeding difficulties.
IDDSI International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – The websites resource area, which contains information on different levels of food and drink texture and consistency, how to test levels accurately
Dysphagia – Podcasts
The food chain – why can’t my child swallow? – An informative podcast on BBC sounds about swallowing difficulties in children. With information from the perspective of parents and families.
Support if you need help financially for food and drink.
Barnsley council – This council website provides information on local foodbanks
Barnsley Foodbank – This is the Barnsley foodbank webpage. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Barnsley foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust which provides emergency parcels. A referral is required to gain a voucher which you will need to pick up a food parcel. Your health visitor or children’s centre can help you with a referral. This webpage also includes information on how to donate and locations of the sites in Barnsley.
Rising costs of living advice – This government backed website provides lots of suggestions for getting help and for managing your money.