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Well Child checks give children the best start in life

Friday, 26 February 2016, 9:08 am | Well Child

The Well Child / Tamariki Ora Programme is a series of free health visits offered to all children from birth to age 5. Only about three quarters of all babies receive the first core visit (between 2–6 weeks old). Dr Marguerite Dalton, paediatrician ... More >>

Well Child Week starts today

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:09 am | Well Child

This week is ‘Well Child Week’ (February 23 to 28), and it is evident that more work is needed to ensure infants receive all the health checks they are entitled to. Recent data from the Ministry of Health shows that one in four babies is not ... More >>

WellChild/ Tamariki Ora Week March 3rd - 9th 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014, 4:27 pm | Well Child

Well Child week kicks off with National Children’s Day on Sunday 2nd March. Organisations all around the country are planning an exciting array of events- fancy a Kings and Queens banquet where children get to be the royalty? or perhaps a kids-only market ... More >>

Babies need love and affection

Monday, 27 February 2012, 10:24 am | Well Child

Our appalling child abuse statistics indicate that many of New Zealand’s children are growing up in households with carers who have not bonded properly with their babies. There is much evidence to show that babies’ brains need to have stimulation ... More >>

Don't Take Perfect Hearing For Granted

Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 10:53 am | Well Child

It is estimated that over eighteen thousand children - 2% of all children in New Zealand, have some form of hearing disability. Early detection of hearing loss in children allows for timely treatment and prevents social and learning difficulties. More >>

Immunisation Doesn’t Have to be Painful

Monday, 9 June 2008, 2:31 pm | Well Child

There is no evidence to support the theory that giving your child oral pain killers will reduce the pain felt while having an immunisation. Studies have shown that it is not just the needle that causes pain during immunisations. Anxiety felt by the ... More >>

Making a New Experience Easier

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 2:37 pm | Well Child

Bringing a new baby into the family is cause for celebration. However, introducing a new baby to an only child can often be a very stressful new experience. There are many ways in which you can make the transition smoother for parent and child alike. More >>

Keeping children well

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 9:50 am | Well Child

Children’s day, Te Rā O Te Tamariki, will be celebrated throughout New Zealand on March 2nd – this year highlighting the magic of new experiences. Children’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to spend some time with your children and take part ... More >>

Fun and Wellness Day in the Bay

Monday, 25 February 2008, 1:02 pm | Well Child

‘New experiences’ is the theme for the 2008 Well Child Tamariki Ora Week and Tauranga’s Well Child Coalition have organised just that for families. On Friday March 7, from 9am to 1pm, there will be a free fun and wellness day at the QE2 centre ... More >>

New Zealand Kids’ Teeth Continue To Get Worse

Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 1:47 pm | Well Child

The statistics for New Zealand are shocking. At the age of five almost half of our children have tooth decay. More >>

NZ kids short on iron

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 2:28 pm | Well Child

A research study recently published by the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health has shown that iron deficiency is extremely prevalent in young New Zealand children. The study has also proven that there are links between cultural practices and iron ... More >>

Spending time supports child’s brain development

Monday, 26 February 2007, 10:23 am | Well Child

Leading paediatricians say giving children time is especially important for growth and development in the first three years of life. New Zealand Brainwave Trust’s medical spokesperson Dr Simon Rowley, says research suggests children who are nurtured, ... More >>

Look out for Skin Infections this Summer!

Friday, 12 January 2007, 11:02 am | Well Child

In recent years hospitalisations for the treatment of serious skin infections have been increasing in New Zealand and none more so than during summer when children are prone to grazes, cuts and insect bites. More >>