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Health visitor visits?

(10 Posts)
moomin35 Sun 28-Dec-14 23:31:03

I have a 6 month old and have only ever seen the (useless) HV once when he was a few weeks old. Should I be seeing her regularly? I'm worried I should be seeing her and haven't.

WhyOWhyWouldYou Sun 28-Dec-14 23:35:31

No. Unless you request it or are having problems they only visit once in most areas. Its down to you to take them to baby weigh in clinic if you want to see them.

WhyOWhyWouldYou Sun 28-Dec-14 23:36:35

*take baby - not them to weigh in clinic

FATEdestiny Sun 28-Dec-14 23:39:41

As PP said, you usually get one home visit when baby is 6 weeks old. After that you can go and see HV if you want to, but you don't have to.

moomin35 Mon 29-Dec-14 10:29:46

Thanks guys, I was wondering how everyone seems to know what percentile their babies are on and I don't?! Is this what you find out at the HV?

Elllimam Mon 29-Dec-14 10:32:06

If you go to the weigh in clinic they will tell you centiles. With DS1 I was down there weekly, with DS2 he has been weighed once since 6 weeks smile it's up to you xx

SnugLitttleBug Mon 29-Dec-14 12:35:26

I had mw visit every day for first 10 days (they even sent one to my house while I was still in hospital waiting to be discharged lol! grin)
Then from 10 days - 3 months old i think it was every 2 weeks hv came, then once a month until DS was 6 months then they stopped and I just took him to get weighed from time to time.

I didn't have any problems and found the hv appointments a bit pointless to be honest but I just figured it was procedure.

When DS was 8 months old we moved house so the new hv came to introduce herself but basically said unless we call she won't be back for a while.

Littlef00t Mon 29-Dec-14 18:36:02

We got a letter inviting us to the 9-12 month review. Planning on going as thought it would be good to check in, not been since 5 months

Tealady1983 Mon 29-Dec-14 18:43:20

I've seen mine once when ds was about 4 weeks. She called and offered her 12 month check told her to jog on she was useless and quite offensive about my autistic ds confused

CMOTDibbler Mon 29-Dec-14 18:46:00

We had the hv visit the house once, then you were expected to go to the clinic if you wanted to weigh them or get advice. I went 5 times, then to his 1 year check. We then moved, and didn't see anyone till his 2 year check.

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