A child health check aims to ensure that children are growing and developing as well as possible. These checks are performed at specific ages and tie in nicely when vaccinations are due. All our doctors provide child health services and work with their young patients and families to provide a calm and safe environment.
Babies are weighed and measured at each check to monitor their growth on the age specific growth charts to ensure that they are developing healthily. Other age-appropriate assessments are completed by your GP at this time to ensure that your child is developing as expected. These appointments allow a great opportunity for parents to discuss any concerns they have relating to other relevant issues including feeding, sleeping, crying, toileting, milestones, safety, etc. Please make sure that you bring along your baby’s blue book to their child health check so that we can update and complete the relevant documentation.