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05/04/2013 at 15:23
Just interested, what age did your little ones have the 9 month check, and what did they check?
I am becoming oncreasingly dispearing of our HV team and the varying information I get
05/04/2013 at 15:32
I don't think we did, he just got seen at a year.
05/04/2013 at 15:39
Is that the 8-12 month check? If so he had it last week at 14 months
05/04/2013 at 16:15
I am guessing it is the 8-12month here they call it 9 month check but that appears to be not the case.
what do they check?
05/04/2013 at 16:17
Another one who doesn't know about a 9 month check! I never see them because I dare to have a job (don't get me started!!!!) and they can't commit to seeing me on my day off, so Esme never gets seen. mind youa fter my latest experience of them, that's no bad thing!
I think the 12 month check is developmental stuff, like babbling, sitting, moving etc
05/04/2013 at 16:27
AP don't get me started I only see ours if I get little one weighed and even that is too often for my liking but I had a reason for wanting o get this appoinment sorted and it's taken 2 unreturned messages and 4 phonecalls to finally speak to someone
05/04/2013 at 16:31
O had his at 10 months....she was a ***, tried to say he had a squint (he hasnt) made him cry hysterically trying to check non existant squint (to which he didn't calm doen until she left) and then spouted a load of crap about dos and don'ts befpre saying "I don't have children myself"....no sh1t love! I'd never have guessed!
05/04/2013 at 16:33
It beggars belief, it really does. What do they DO??? I presume that they are helping the at risk mothers or something? It gives me the rage. Especailly hearing on the news this morning that more help is going to be given to young mums by HVs because they need advice on how to look after their babies. Erm, helloooo, I don't have a mum around and no siblings to help me, yet I am expected to just get on with it. Grrrr.
Sorry, got a bit ranty there.
just thought, does the red book give you any clues as to what the check entails?
05/04/2013 at 16:57
No 9 month check here, but had one at 12 months.
05/04/2013 at 16:58
O's check was taking blocks in 1 hand, both hands, passing hands, pincer grip and observation of raisin on floor, weight, length, head circumference, leg creases, squints (or lack of!!Grr) sitting, clapping, waving etc. Sure there was more but can't remember!
05/04/2013 at 19:33
Nothing here beyond 6 weeks.
With no. 1 we had a letter when she was about 18 months saying they didn't have funding for a 12 month check. If you had any concerns, contact the HV. Then another one when she was about 3 saying there was no funding for the 2 yr check, if we had any concerns contact the HV.
With 2 and 3 we've had nothing at all, not even a letter. Our surgery is really useful in that they leave the weighing scales out all the time so you can just take your baby/child and weigh them yourself whenever you like so with no. 2 and 3 I've only ever seen a HV once when they came to the house after the midwife discharged them at 10 days. I know where they are if I need them but if I@m concerned about anything, TBH my first port of call is here or DW !!
07/04/2013 at 15:52
I am just cross
I got little man weighed at the start of march (it's a rubbish clinic as they weigh in the GPs waiting room so all the pther waiting parents and patients can hear your whole conversation but thats another gripe)
Anyway at this weigh I asked what I should do as we have a concern that discobaby has a slightly lazy eye, health vistors says oh you can discuss that at the 9month check you should be getting your date soon
so a few weeks further on and we have heard nothing, so I rang the HV to see if I was mistaken and it was up to me to book the date, no one there so laft a message 2 days later hadn't returned the call so tried again left another message
Friday still hadn't heard back so I rang again finally spoke to a HV who informed me that they are moving offices and the nursery nursers who do the 9 moth check are delaying them all untill moved but he will have a check before 12 months.
I explained about eye and she said oh I will sort a referal for that now, you don't want to wait for that.
surely they would have known at the start of march they were moving offices so why tell me we would be getting date for 9 month check shortly
secondly if I don't want to wait for an eye refereal then why did the health visitor at the drop in clinic when I got him weighed take the details to sort it rather than telling me I can do at the 9 month check!
I could moan more about the "support" we have had via the HV team but I might not stop
maybe we will just skip the 9 month check when they do send it I'm not sure we would gain much from it!
07/04/2013 at 16:36
Our 9 month checks here are called the '7-12 month development review' and F's was at 11 months.The did the normal stuff like weighing, measurements, etc but also watched him play, crawl, listen to him babble, etc.
I also had concerns about one of his eyes and I mentioned it to the HV when getting him weighed a few months previous. I hadn't heard anything by the time his review came up so mentioned it again. I then received a letter with an appointment for the eye clinic a week or so later.
It's very frustrating but keep on at them. Hopefully when you have the review they'll get the ball rolling for you x
07/04/2013 at 18:29
We have E's coming up on 24th April so he'll be 8 1/2 months and we got the letter with the appointment a fortnight ago. Here it's called the 8-12 month development review which seems quite a large development period! He seems to be doing everything on the development questionnaire they sent with the letter to fill in x
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