0 to 4 years

Frequently asked questions

What support will I receive after my baby is born?

The next time you’ll see your public health nurse (health visitor) will be when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old, when you’ll receive a home visit.

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What is jaundice?

Jaundice describes a yellow tinge to the skin and to the whites of the eyes.

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What is the newborn blood spot test?

When your baby is about five days old, the midwife will offer you a screening test called the newborn blood spot screen (sometimes known as a heel prick test).

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Why does my baby need a hearing test just after birth?

The newborn hearing screening test helps identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible.

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