Children's health

Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children

Children with parents who smoke are much more likely to get sick, be admitted to hospital, and start smoking when they... read more about Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children»

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Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.... read more about Asthma in children»

Eight of the most common ways kids get injured

Childhood injuries are common. Thankfully most of these are minor. But every year in New Zealand children are badly... read more about Eight of the most common ways kids get injured»

Find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider in Canterbury

The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a series of health visits and support that are free to all families for... read more about Find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider in Canterbury»

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry... read more about Five steps to protect your child’s smile»

Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is... read more about Free hearing checks»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! Find out what free care you are eligible for... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Help for children whose parents have a mental illness or addiction

There are people and organisations that can help you. If you, or a child you know, needs help to cope with a family... read more about Help for children whose parents have a mental illness or addiction»

Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how

If your child's sleep is disturbed at night, it makes it harder for them to function during the day. It also raises the... read more about Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how»

Here’s how to get free dentist visits

All kids and teenagers in New Zealand get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. The Ministry of Health has... read more about Here’s how to get free dentist visits»

How do you keep kids healthy?

Watch a Ministry of Health video about three whānau with kids under five years old, and find the answers to common... read more about How do you keep kids healthy?»

How to find a doctor for your child

It’s important to enrol your child with a general practice at birth or as soon as possible after that. The Ministry... read more about How to find a doctor for your child»

How to get a free B4 School Check for your child

The B4 School Check is the final Well Child Tamariki Ora free health and development check for your 4-year-old. It’s... read more about How to get a free B4 School Check for your child»

How to talk to your kids about puberty

It's important to talk to your children about puberty. Try to start talking to them before signs of puberty develop so... read more about How to talk to your kids about puberty»

Immunisations: Get them now, get them free

Immunisation is the best way to protect yourself and others from infectious diseases. Find out about the free... read more about Immunisations: Get them now, get them free»

Is immunisation safe for children?

The evidence is clear: Immunisation is safe, and protects your child from some serious diseases and helps to stop those... read more about Is immunisation safe for children?»

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life. You can help prepare by informing yourself about the risks and... read more about My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?»

Serious injuries and disabilities

This ACC website provides information and help for people affected by injury-related disabilities. It includes common... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

The most important health services for you and your child

You and your child will need lots of help and support in the first few years. Find out about health services for your... read more about The most important health services for you and your child»

Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?

Yes. Physical activity is an essential part of life for all children and young people. Try some of these suggestions to... read more about Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?»

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Page last updated: 6 November 2018

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