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Recently had a baby?

Welcome home and congratulations on the birth of your b aby

 

At the Ridgeway Surgery we are delighted to help you look after yourself and your family. Your baby needs to be registered with a GP. If you would like to register with us you will need to bring the baby's birth certificate to the surgery.

 

Our child health clinic (for well babies) is held on Thursdays at Alexandra Avenue from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. You will be able to see a health visitor, practice nurse or GP. This is a good opportunity to get the baby weighed and vaccinated and to meet other new parents. You will be invited to the surgery for an 8-week check for the baby and immunisations, usually starting at 8 weeks.

 

If your baby is unwell please don’t bring a sick child to the baby clinic. Ring the surgery and ask for an appointment; always available on the same day if needed.

 

We usually recommend the following;

 

First few weeks                     BCG (TB). Check with your health visitor.

 

8 weeks                                              Health check 1st immunisation                                  (DTP/HIB/Polio, Pneumo)

 

12 weeks                                           2nd immunisation (DTP/HIB/Polio/Menc)

 

16 weeks                                           3rd immunisation (DTP/HIB/Polio/Pneumo/ Menc)

 

8 months                                            Developmental check with health visitor

 

12 months                                          HIB and Meningitis C immunisation

 

13 months                                          MMR and Pneumo immunisations

 

2-2 ½ years                                        Developmental check by health visitor

 

3-3 ½ years                                        Pre-school booster (DTP/HIB/Polio, MMR)

 

Ask your own health visitor for advice about baby groups and other activities in the area.

 

All of the doctors at the Ridgeway will be happy to answer your questions about

your baby. You will usually see Dr David Lloyd or Dr Clare Etherington at the

Baby clinic. We have a health visitor Kelly Sheehan



 
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