The health visitor is present from 11.30-13.30 on Tuesday for weighing babies and for advice, particularly on feeding and behaviour.
GP examinations for 8 week and 8 month checks are also scheduled at this time. You will be seen by the health visitor first for your baby to be weighed and measured and will then see the GP. Please bring your red book. This will then be followed by relevant immunisations with the practice nurse.
For further information on the immunisations you can expect, click here.
We advise parents to keep paracetamol (calpol) suspension in the house since some babies will get some discomfort at the injection site and it is useful first aid for the future.
Latest news: When should I worry booklet. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not relyon the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 3 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections. Click on the link to see the booklet http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/resources/When%20should%20I%20worry-Booklet_Wales-with%20NHS%20Direct_Oct2016.pdf