Parents across Wolverhampton can quickly access NHS health advice and practical tips for their 0-5 year old from a new mobile app, which has launched today (Thursday 23 September).

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has launched the Healthy Child Wolves app which is packed with tips, advice and signposting to support families, from pregnancy to getting a child ready for school and everything in between. 

The app includes a wide range of information and advice, from common illnesses, first aid and keeping your baby safe, to breastfeeding, dental health and looking after your emotional health and wellbeing. You can find out more about the Health Visiting team and other local NHS children’s services, plus advice on what to do if your child is unwell. And there are trackers to record a baby’s sleeps and feeds. 

Sian Thomas, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at RWT, said: “We’re very excited to launch our Healthy Child Wolves app, which 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 - 5 year old. You can contact the team on 01902 441057.”

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, added: “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 will help complement this service and be a great additional resource to families.”

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

Find out more at Healthy Child Wolves or follow us on Instagram @rwt_nhs or Twitter @RWT_NHS #ChatHealthWolves.