8–10 weeks

Child growth and development

  • Observe and assess your child’s overall health and development
  • Do a physical assessment including weight, length/height and head circumference
  • Observe gait/hips
  • Discuss and test your child’s hearing and vision
  • Review child’s immunisation and breastfeeding status
  • Discuss safe sleeping practices for baby

Family health and wellbeing

Discuss maternal and parent-child interaction and bonding, mental health and parenting:

  • Mother's mental health
  • Infant and preschool mental health and attachment
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Strengthening family relationships
  • Parenting skills and support (see Parenting for child age and stage in the health education section for resources)
  • Supporting families to access income and housing if needed