Free child health checks

By Kirra Livingstone

PARENTS and caregivers can now book in appointments to see a child health nurse on Mondays at the Beerwah Library, for children aged 0-5.
This free service, provided by the Caloundra Child Health Clinic, can be used by families for weight checks, feeding support, development checks and parenting support.
An appointment with a child health nurse can also provide help in understanding and supporting your child’s behavioural changes, and support for healthy growth.
Beerwah’s new practice started providing quality health services at the end of January to parents/care givers and their young children.
The Beerwah Library also has parenting groups available on Monday afternoons, such as the Parenting Young Babies (PYB) groups.
This group provides education on sleep/settling, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, solids introduction and play and development, providing a safe space for parents of young babies to connect. If you would like to make an appointment for either service, call Child Health Access on 1300 591 494, which operates Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm expect on public holidays.