Now I am back at work, until 2.30pm Mon-Fri, and DS is 6mo3w. I keep reading on this topic about various development checks and seeing the HV. Are these vital? Which ones are the most important - as our HV is only at the clinic in the morning I'll book a day's leave for the most important ones. I weigh DS on the Wii Fit board and he is fine, and developing well, started crawling already although not at all vocal. I think he's fine, anyway.
Would you bother with any at all? Do I need to take him to the doc for any sort of check before his 12 month jabs?
I've already got a bookstart bag! Maybe it's different all round the country. I can take a day off at nine months if there's a hearing test etc, I was just a bit confused as people talk about so many different ones.
Practice varies across UK regarding development checks. But you have charts in your redbook with the key milestones. See if you can tick them off. If you cant and give it a month or so extra, then go to GP to discuss any concerns. Do NOT rely on all the people who tell you 'oh its fine mine didnt do x until blahdiblah age'. Use the proper info and check your child against that. People often spout (well-intentioned) rubbish or are trying to be polite.