The 6-8 week review appointment is an important opportunity to speak with a health visitor to discuss your baby’s development and progress. We will talk to you about:
- Your baby's feeding
- Building a happy baby
- Child development
- Coping with a crying baby
- Growth and your baby
- Sleep and your baby and Safer sleep
- Information on bedding for your baby
- The effects of smoking on your child's health and support to quite smoking
- Dental health
- Vitamin D
- Home safety
- Minor illnesses and managing high temperatures
- Your emotional wellbeing and emotional wellbeing tips for mothers
- Introducing family foods (6 months+)
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.
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 family foods sessions - speak to your health visitor to find out more.
- DadPad - The Essential Guide for New Dads: DadPad is a free easy-to-use app for dads-to-be and dads with new babies in Surrey. DadPad can be downloaded free onto any smart phone from app stores. Dads and their partners just need to put in their postcode and select their local hospital trust.
- Emotional wellbeing tips for fathers
Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child? Please read more on our advice page, and find out about Healthy Start vitamins.
If you have any queries concerning your child’s progress, please contact us on our 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.
View the video below for further information on our Surrey perinatal mental health service.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
- For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2)
- For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
- Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
- Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS
- 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 seven working days.