Parents and guardians can quickly access NHS health advice and practical tips for their young children thanks to the free Healthy Child Wolves app.

Commissioned by the City of Wolverhampton Council and launched by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust's Health Visiting Team, the app is packed with tips, advice and signposting to support young families, from pregnancy to getting a child ready for school and everything in between. 

It includes a wide range of information and advice for parents and guardians of children aged from birth to 5, from common illnesses, first aid and keeping your baby safe to breastfeeding, dental health and looking after your emotional health and wellbeing. 

Users can find out more about the Health Visiting Team and other local NHS children’s services and get advice on what to do if your child is unwell. There are also trackers to record a baby’s sleeps and feeds. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "Our NHS Health Visiting Team does a fantastic job providing advice and support to thousands of new parents and families of young children across the city. The Healthy Child Wolves app helps complement this service and is a great additional resource to families.”

Sian Thomas, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, added: “The Healthy Child Wolves app has been developed by the Trust’s Health Visiting Team in partnership with families. We hope that parents and families will find it useful, and it helps to provide them with extra confidence and reassurance to bring up a happy and healthy child. 

“Remember – your Health Visiting Team is here for you if you have any questions or concerns about your 0 to 5 year old. You can contact the team on 01902 441057.”

Healthy Child Wolves is available to download for free from Google Play or the App Store.