Health Visiting Service

Health Visiting General Information

Health visiting service offers family centred contacts and health reviews from pregnancy until your child goes to school.  Your health visitor will share lots of information for example:

  • Parenting – *Star Babies, *Baby & Me parenting group support
  • Infant feeding and nutrition – breastfeeding, bottle feeding, Introducing solid’s
  • Child development ,Play, Language development ,Sleep, Toilet Training
  • Emotional health & wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Immunisations
  • Keeping your child safe
  • Behaviour Management*Baby & Me – Parenting Group Support is available locally to support the transition to parenthood, especially for first-time mothers and fathers. It builds on the Star Babies home visiting
  • There are nine health visiting teams who work across the Trust.
  • *Star Babies is part of routine health visiting service for first time parents living within NHSCT from the antenatal period until the baby is 12 months of age. The focus is on the transition to parenthood and bonding with your baby
  • Antrim
  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Carrickfergus
  • Coleraine
  • Cookstown
  • Larne/Ballyclare
  • Magherafelt
  • Newtownabbey

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