If you are not sure whether your child is seriously unwell, call 111 or your GP for advice.
Remember that you know your child best. If you think your child is seriously unwell and may have meningitis, do not wait for a rash to appear.
Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department
Meningitis in Babies
In babies, meningitis can also cause these symptoms:
Meningitis can develop quickly. Even if your child has been seen by a health professional and sent home, keep an eye on them. If you are worried they are getting worse or seem sicker than you would expect, act quickly. Speak to a health professional and ask, "Could this be meningitis?".
The Lullaby Trust - Baby Check App- This app has simple checks that you can do if your baby is ill and helps you think about whether they need to see a doctor or health professional.