At this consultation the nurse will review your child's growth, health and development and complete a hearing risk assessment.
This consultation will focus on:
your Parents’ Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS) questions in your
My Health, Learning and Development
Record (remember to complete these questions before the visit if you can)
- poisons information
- preventing injuries
- taking care of your child's teeth
- how to be sun smart
- how play helps learning and development
- Hearing Screen (VIHSP)
- family relationships and wellbeing.
Remember, you and your nurse can talk about other issues/concerns if they arise.
Please tell the nurse if your baby:
- is not enjoying eye contact with you
- is not interested in sounds
- is not babbling
- is not able to roll.
Parent Tip Sheets for the 8 month visit
The following Tip Sheets are given to you at the 8 month visit:
Is Your Home Poison Proof? (pdf - 340.63kb) - DET and Department of Health, Victoria
Five SunSmart Steps -
Cancer Council Victoria(Translated Resources available)
Tooth tips 0-12 months - Dental Health Services Victoria
Kidsafe - Toddlers on the Move 9 - 18 months - Kidsafe Victoria (Available in Arabic, Chin - haka, Chinese, Croatian, Karen, Macedonian, Serbian, Somali, Turkish, Vietnamese
Play, Learn, Grow - Share your baby's excitement about their world (pdf - 719.21kb) (Translated Resources available)
To view all the Tip Sheets, see:
Parent Tip Sheets