The 6-8 week review appointment is an important opportunity to speak with a health visitor to discuss your baby’s development and progress and talk to you about:
- Child development
Sleep and Safer sleep
Your emotional well-being
You may feel emotional after having your baby which might include anxiety and feeling low. If you are feeling you need additional emotional advice or support please contact your local health visiting team advice line or come along to one of our child health drop-ins.
View our video for further information on our Surrey perinatal mental health service.
The appointment date and time will be given to you at your new birth visit and you will need to bring your baby’s redbook to the appointment.
Your local health visiting team offer introducing solids group sessions at local children’s centres in preparation for your baby starting solids at 6 months. You can find details of your local children's centre here.
If you have any queries concerning your child’s progress, please contact us on our health visiting team advice line or come along to one of our child health drop-ins where we would be happy to discuss any aspect of health and well-being for you and your family.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.
- For advice or questions about your child's health
- 2 year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS
- Hearing concerns
Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us. Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within 7 working days.