Birth through early childhood
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 Wellchild Tamariki Ora booklet                                                                             

  Well Child / Tamariki Ora 

Wellchild / Tamariki Ora is a free service that is offerend to all New Zealand children from birth to five years.  Wellchild can support you to protect and improve your child's health, so they can grow and develop to their full potential.

 Well Child Universal Milestone checks - click here for the list of the 14 checks your child is entitled to have between birth and five years of age

 In the Lakes District we have 3 providers.

        Plunket - Rotorua / Taupo / Turangi
Tipu Ora - Rotorua and Murupara
Tuwharetoa Health Charitable Trust - Taupo / Turangi / Mangakino



Immunisation Advisory Centre - click here for further information

During childhood, our children are exposed to thousands of germs, some of which are potentially harmful to their health.  Immunisation is the most effective way to actively protect your child from preventable diseases, ranging from whooping cough to meningitis and measles.  Here you will find the basic information about how, why and when we immunise, as well as information about the vaccines themselves. 
Click here for the Immunisation Schedule

Public Health Nursing and Screening Services  - click here for further infomration about the service
Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who work with children, young people and their families/whanau to promote health and provide support to enhance well-being.

Breastfeeding Information and Support
Breastfeeding is the natural, normal way to feed a baby from birth.  Lakes DHB is committed to providing support, protection and promotion of breastfeeding. A Community Lactation Consultant service is available to support all mothers to breastfeed Click here for further information.

Useful Links
Ministry of Health
La Leche League NZ

*      Safe Sleeping and Pepi Pods click here for information

*      Child Car Seat Safety click here for the latest child restraint information 

Kidshealth - provide information about children's health for New Zealand parents and caregivers