Your 8 month MCH visit

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
  • immunisations
  • Hearing Screen (VIHSP)
  • family relationships and wellbeing.

Remember, you and your nurse can talk about other issues or 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.

Tip sheets given at this visit

For translated resources see: Key ages and stages