In England, this is a review of the child’s development at 9 to12 months and will include development, growth and immunisation status. It provides an opportunity to discuss with parents how to respond to their baby’s need and link parents with local family services and activities. It is a vital time to discuss child safety and nutrition and dental health. It also provides an opportunity to identify where additional support may be needed, The health visitor is able to promote the two year free nursery offer at both the one and two year health reviews, improving school readiness for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Source – www.vivbennett.blog.gov.uk
Note – in Scotland this review is between 13-15 months.
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