WELL BABY CHECKS – Good child health is not only important in childhood, it also affects health in adulthood. Child health and development also have effects on education and social well-being of families. The optimal growth and development of each child and the attainment of their full potential begins with a sound pregnancy, and continues from the moment of birth through the critical early years.
The term well baby clinic is a service with emphasis on physical and mental hygiene and prophylaxis where mothers are seen with their healthy infants and helped to understand and manage the infant’s unfolding maturation.
This includes screening tests (such as hearing and eye screening), parental education activities based on a child’s age, presence or absence of risk factors.