"Community Child Health Nurses"
About: Child and Adolescent Community Health Child and Adolescent Community Health Perth 6000
Posted by First-Time-Mum (as ),
I have found in the last two years, with the birth of my first child, my local Community Child Health Nurse an invaluable resource. With no grandparents or immediate family living in Perth, the regular appointments every few months have allowed me to the opportunity to ask all the questions relating to hitting milestones, progress and ways forward with my little one - first time parenting is not easy after all, and babies don't come with an instruction books as such! It was also vital in those early days with breastfeeding issues. I was horrified and saddened to learn recently that the appointment structure has recently changed. I have welcomed the 2 year meeting which has been added to the schedule, but saddened to learn that the 8 month meeting has been removed. As a first time parent, I feel having a 6 month and then a 12 month meeting too wider gap between Child Health appointments. So much happens developmentally in those fist 6 months.
Please re think this move and changes.... this invaluable resource is a life line for some parents and needs to be maintained, and not reduced.