Further support and information

On 1 March 2017 the law on booster seats for children changed. Under the new regulations only children measuring more than 125cm and weighing more than 22kg will be able to travel in a car on a backless booster cushion. This is because a backless car seat offers much less protection in the event of a collision. Children must be in an appropriate child car seat until they are either 135cm in height or 12 years old. After this they must then use an adult seatbelt according to the new rules.

Somerset’s Musgrove Park Hospital has developed a really useful app. HANDi paediatrics has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses.

Musgrove Park Hospital  also have a Maternity app- HANDi Maternity which has been developed by the maternity team at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton and is provided free for all women having their baby at the unit. The app gives useful information and advice throughout your pregnancy.