Toddlers to School Age

Toddlers are developing new skills and independence in many areas, including language, thinking and movement.

The toddler years are important to practice self determination and this can be a challenging period for parents to manage behaviour and co-regulate big emotions.

Coast Life Families know that cuddles, talk, play and positive interactions with parents help toddlers develop and thrive. We are here to support your parenting and can help you to track these developmental leaps whilst your child grows and learns through until they start school.

 

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In line with the Child Health Record (red book), it is recommended that every baby has a full physical examination at a week and 4 weeks of life. At Coast Life Families we understand the importance of these examinations to ensure your baby has transitioned adequately to life outside of the womb. The assessment includes review of how your baby is feeding and their growth. It also gives us the opportunity to ensure the whole family is adapting to your new life and support you all appropriately.
Growth and development checks

As your child grows there are key ages and stages where it is important to assess their growth and development leading up to school age. Every child is unique and grows and develops in their own way. For this reason it is important to assess their growth and development as a whole.

Parents often worry about one element of their child’s development and a full developmental screen can alleviate any unnecessary concern. Regular growth and developmental checks can help you to support their child’s development to ensure they are meeting milestones, growing and learning to their own individual potential.

Immunisations

There is a recommended 4 year old vaccine on the Queensland Immunisation Schedule. We are able to answer any questions or queries regarding this vaccine and counsel you accordingly before and following administration. Vaccinations are offered as individual appointments or as part of ongoing child health support packages.

We pride ourselves on providing an environment that is family centred, relaxed and not time pressured. This flexibility assists when we are giving vaccines to ensure the process is as stress free as possible.

Toilet training

Toilet training can be a stressful time for parents with concerns that they just want to navigate this phase in the best way possible for their children. In most cases toilet training can be more calm and achieved more quickly if parents have more knowledge and understanding of this normal developmental step. If there are concerns and challenges around toilet training, night time bedwetting, or constipation in children, individualised advice is crucial in understanding and addressing the issue.

Coast Life Families offers advice for parents just starting on the toilet training journey with their child and for parents with children who are struggling with a particular aspect of toilet training or continence.

Weaning, nutrition, allergy and food sensitivities

Weaning from the breast or bottle and introducing solids can be an exciting step for you and your growing child. It can also be a new phase that many parents feel nervous about, unsure of and overwhelmed by.

There is so much advice in books, podcasts, social media and all over the internet that parents often feel confused and worried that they will “do it wrong”. As with many aspects of parenting, weaning and starting solids requires an individual approach that takes into account the family norms, values, beliefs and meal time habits.

Coast Life Families can help parents approach weaning and solids with confidence and we can give individualised advice regarding food allergies and sensitivities.

Sleep/ settling support

The sleeping patterns of babies and small children are often a significant challenge for parents. Babies and small children often wake frequently and need support to get to sleep, parents worry about how to best support healthy sleep patterns in their child and there is also the often debilitating struggle of sleep deprivation that parents have to cope with.

Sleep support with our specialised staff includes assessing your baby or child and helping to implement age appropriate sleep patterns that also work for the family unit.

Blood sample collection

We are able to recognise the need for certain blood tests, order them and collect them in a relaxed, spacious environment that minimises the impact to you and your child. We then interpret the results and feedback to you with any additional planning that may be required.

We are also able to collect blood that have been ordered by another practitioner.

Service Rates

Child Health Nurses
Appointment Length
Cost
Long consultation
60 minutes
$150
Follow up consultation
30 minutes
$80
Home visit
60 minutes
$240**

**Location over 15km from Marochydore may incur additional travel costs.

Support Packages

Second year child health support package

Custom package to suit your family’s requirements in the transition from baby to toddlerhood. Can include scheduled vaccinations.

Price on request

TESTIMONIAL

Thanks Coast Life Families.

 My daughter visited Jess and Jane for her 4 year old development assessment and vaccines. It was a relaxed, on time appointment compared to waiting at the GP my daughter left feeling so happy. Thanks Coast Life Families”

Nick King