Health visitors

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by kandyfloss, May 31, 2011.

  1. kandyfloss

    kandyfloss Guest

    Wow 2 posts in 5 mins haha (just remembered something)

    Do you still see your HV, If not when did you stop ? We only seen ours twice ! seems a bit silly to me, we were told we could take him to be weighed if we wanted, but that was it. Is that normal, I was under the impression you stayed with them for a while x
     
  2. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    You have access to them untill they are 5 but its normal to only have an newborn visit, an 8 week and a 1 year development check but you can ask them to come out if you have any problems or concerns.
     
  3. lauram_92

    lauram_92 Well-Known Member

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    they are "available" to you until you son/daughter is 5, then their care goes onto the school nurse.

    i seen my health visitor when he was 10 days old, between 6 - 8 weeks when she did a sort of quiz about depression to see how i was and seen her a few days old, when he was 16 weeks old. we spoke about weaning. :)

    might be a bit different for me because i can't take him to get weighed. she has to come here? :shrug:
     
  4. Kimmy25

    Kimmy25 Well-Known Member

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    Same here shes due to come to me soon for weaning think thats normal x
     
  5. CeriB

    CeriB Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - I only saw my HV 2/3 times and she said that if I needed her I could ring or visit the baby clinic/clubs. I guess they think if you need them, you will contact them yourself?
     
  6. Laura80

    Laura80 Well-Known Member

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    I last saw a HV when my daughter was 16 weeks, no one has been near me since. I've taken her to get weighed a few times but it's just a case of putting her on the scales and then getting practically threw out the door. I was just saying recently about how I've had to do everything myself, no one came to talk to me about weaning, I was left to figure it out myself. For all my HV knows I'm feeding my baby fish and chips every night and they don't seem to care.
     
  7. todteach

    todteach Dreams can come true

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    The HV came to the house to see LO (about a week after we were home. maybe?) She brought the weight scale with her, answered a lot of questions for us. And provided us with lots of extra info on breastfeeding, introducing solids, immunizations, safe sleep etc.....

    Now I take LO to the HV to get him weighed weekly, and to meet with other baby mommies. They even have a program with singing beforehand that we have gone to.
     
  8. minties

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    Here we have:

    6 weeks
    8-10 weeks
    3 months
    5 months
    9 months
    15 months
    2-3 years
    B4 school check (so about 4-5 years)
     
  9. anna matronic

    anna matronic Mummy to Evan :-)

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    10 days then 14 weeks for weaning, but had a 6 week post natal group run by the HV and go once a month to baby clinic for weigh in and have a 1 year check. Dunno after that too far for me to think about x
     

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