The Little Orange Book

Produced by North East and North Cumbria ICB, the Little Orange Book aims to provide practical information to help parents manage minor illness in babies and small children.

The book contains information on coughs, colds and noisy breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting, constipation, rashes, allergies, eye problems, ear infections, teething and immunisations, with segments on more serious conditions like meningitis and sepsis

The booklet has a great section on fever management and uses a traffic light system to help parents decide what action to take when their child is sick. It points parents in the right direction, letting them know whether self-care, consulting with a primary care professional, a 111 call, or even a visit to Accident & Emergency is the right course of action.

The book is available for download via the following link: