Baby clinic - Information, Apps and Multimedia

Welcome to our Baby & Child Health Surveillance Clinic!

Although we call this clinic "Baby Clinic" we also do all of our routine child health surveillance checks and immunisations here, so our "clientele" are not just babies but toddlers too!

This clinic is held weekly on Tuesday afternoons at our branch surgery.

Pencoed and Llanharan patients are appointed on alternate weeks.

Appointments for this clinic are sent from the Child Health departments in either ABMU or RCT depending on your post code.

A GP (Dr Gail Price or Dr Eleanor Garfield), Health Visitor and Practice Nurse will be present at the clinic.

The GP will perform any necessary developmental/progress examinations.

The Health Visitor will weigh your baby, give advice and monitor your baby's progress.

The Practice Nurse will administer the appropriate vaccinations.

There is no facility to see unwell children at this clinic, so if your child needs to be seen because they are unwell, then you should contact the surgery for advice from one of our Nurse Practitioners or GPs, not this particular clinic. For obvious reasons, we prefer sick or unwell children to refrain from attending this particular clinic where newborn babies may be present.

Useful information

Here are a few useful websites. We've chosen these topics because they give details about questions that are often asked in clinic.

More about the NHS vaccination schedule

Your baby's first solid foods

Skin rashes in babies

Soothing a crying baby

Tips for new parents

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Apps for iOS (Apple) and Android devices (click on logo for your device App)

NHS Child Health App

iOS, Apple devices

Looking after your child’s health, an NHS guide for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years

NHS Child Health App

Android

Looking after your child’s health, an NHS guide for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years

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Multimedia

How to deal with a choking child

British Red Cross

This is an excellent video from the British Red Cross. It tells you what to do if your child is choking. Don't wait for it to happen. Watch it now, so that you know what to do. You're very unlikely to encounter this, but if you do, you'll know what to do

First Aid for burns

British Red Cross

Another excellent video from the British Red Cross. This video tells you what to do if your child sustains burns

Everyday First Aid - Head injury

British Red Cross

If your child sustains a head injury, you would normally head for the casualty department rather than the GP surgery. Here's some information about what to do in the first instance

How to look after a sick child

A two minute video about how to manage a sick child aged 18 to 30 months of age.

NHS Choices baby, toddler and child playlist

A YouTube playlist from NHS Choices telling you all you need to know about babies, toddlers and children's health. Now all you need to do is find the time to watch them all, undisturbed......

Meningitis signs and symptoms

Meningitis can be notoriously difficult to spot. This short video tells you about some of the things to look out for and gives more information about the meningitis rash.

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