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Regular health checks for babies

Regular health checks will not only reassure you your baby’s growth and development are on track, but may indicate a health issue that could otherwise be missed.

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Regular health checks for children

Health checks are a way for parents to gain reassurance, but they can also help to pick up any problems in the early stages.

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Visiting the GP with kids during COVID-19

Keeping up with routine trips to the doctor has been a concern for parents during COVID-19.

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Newborn baby essentials

Find out some of the essentials for looking after your newborn. Find out when your baby will need to have health checkups and immunisations. There is also lots of information on nappies, giving your baby a bath and teeth development.

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Working with Children Checks (WWCC)

Working with Children Checks are required for adults and volunteers who work with children and other vulnerable people. Do you know what the rules are?

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Newborn essentials

Here is a newborn's essentials checklist including vaccinations and immunisations, health checks, nappy changing and breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

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Health Checks in Childhood | myVMC

Health Checks in Childhood: Children should visit a health professional at birth, 1-4 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 6-8 months, 18 months, 2-3 years and 4-5 years. During these visits, their immunisation status and developmental status will be checked.

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Pre-conception checklists for men and women | Your Fertility

Planning to have a baby? Your first step is to make an appointment to see your doctor (with your partner if you have one) for a pre-conception health check

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Child and Family Health Service • Health and Development Checks

The first five years are very important for lifetime development as this is when the brain grows rapidly, and regular health and development checks are recommended for all babies and young children

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