Well Child care

It's important that you join up with Plunket or another Well Child Tamariki Ora service as soon as your baby is born, so that they can see your baby when your midwife finishes visiting you. Your midwife can help you to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that's right for you. It's also important to enrol your child with a general practice at birth or as soon as possible after that. In the early years, you and your child will need lots of help and advice about sickness and keeping healthy.

Well Child nurse sitting on a couch with a family (mother, father, baby and young child) during a home visit

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The Well Child Tamariki Ora service is free to all New Zealand children from birth to 5 years. Your midwife can help you to choose the Well Child Tamariki Ora service that's right for you.

In the early years you and your child will need lots of help and advice about sickness and keeping healthy. It is very helpful to have a family doctor and practice nurse who get to know you and your child well.