Before babies are born, their mothers pass on antibodies against disease to them during pregnancy. However, the effects wear off during the first year. Vaccinations are needed so that babies can develop an active immunity to diseases, which is why babies are given several vaccines over the first year of life.
Development Health Checks
It is recommended that you attend these reviews when invited to do so. Apart from the weight and height, a variety of other skills are tested so that if there is a problem, it can be identified and attended to as early as possible.
Find out the Development Health Checks available for your baby in the first year.