Baby Check

Eight week baby check

You will be invited to bring your baby for a thorough physical examination. The baby check is  done by Dr Smith.

Your baby's thorough physical examination is done including checking the eyes, heart and hips. They will also have their weight and head circumference measured. For boys, the scrotum  will also be examined to determine position of testicles.

Please bring the Red Book with you.

The GP will discuss the eight week baby vaccination schedule and will also administer them after obtaining parental consent from you.

Please see the section child immunisation

The child immunisations are offered at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, 12 months and before your child starts school.

What to expect after vaccinations

The GP will also ask you how you've been feeling emotionally and physically since the birth of your baby.

Your baby's health and developmental reviews