"More frequent visits to child health nurse"
About: Child and Adolescent Community Health Child and Adolescent Community Health Perth 6000
Posted by sad to leave (as ),
We have been visiting our child health nurse ever since our baby was born. The first visit we were lucky enough to have her come to our home after I was fresh out of hospital post caesarean.
We just had our last visit (3-4 month check) due to the fact we will miss the next visits as we move overseas. I was hoping to have one more visit with our nurse but she said the next one isn't until 8 months of age and they are looking at changing it to 12 months!
In my opinion there needs to be more visits after this 3-4 month check. One when solids start for example, some parents, like me, can be quite nervous about starting solids. What to feed? How often? Plenty of questions I'm sure they would love to ask throughout the stages of growth, especially in these crucial young months. Sometimes parents just like to go just to hear that their baby is healthy and they are doing a great job of raising them. Or they feel they can open up to their child health nurse about how they are feeling at home. There is so much stuff that can be covered in these checks - just checking that you and baby are on track.
I will be sad to leave our child health nurse - she has been great, makes you feel very relaxed.