From the time that your baby is around 6 weeks old to when they are 5 years old, your Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse will see your baby to make sure that they are healthy and well and to give you the support and help that you or your baby need.
Your doctor and practice nurse will also be there to provide you with the information and support you need to keep you and baby healthy and well.
The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a series of health visits that are free to all New Zealand families for children from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age. Your Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse will see you regularly to provide you with the help and support you need. The nurse will also check on your baby’s development; they will arrange for extra support if this is needed.
Click on the links below to find out what happens at the visits between 6 weeks and 6 months – and for ideas about things to think about before the visit.
- The first Well Child Tamariki Ora visit
- The 6-weeks immunisations
- The 8–10 weeks Well Child Tamariki Ora visit
- The 3–4 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit
- The 5–7 months Well Child Tamariki Ora visit
You can also watch our video to find out more about the Well Child Tamariki Ora programme.