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Child immunisation

Immunisation is one of the best ways to protect your child against many serious diseases.

Immunisation is your choice – read the facts

Oral health service

Free dental care is available to children from birth to their 18th birthday.

Enrol your child into the service

Bed wetting

Bed wetting is not considered a problem until a child reaches seven years of age. But around 20 per cent of 5-10 year olds suffer from bed wetting.

Read some practical advice


Did you know that asthma is twice as common in boys as in girls? Find out the early warning signs and how to manage asthma at school.

Read more about asthma


Injury prevention

Marlborough Clued-up Kids is a successful interactive child safety programme organised and delivered by local community safety agencies in Marlborough.

Read more about the programme here

Hand hygiene

Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illnesses.

Find frequently asked questions on hand hygiene

Daytime wetting

3-4 per cent of children between 4-12 years of age present with daytime wetting. It is considered to be a problem after the age of five.

Read how to manage daytime wetting

Head lice

Head lice (or ‘nits’) are small insects that live on people's scalps and lay their eggs on separate strands of hair.

Find out how to check for head lice and treatment

Sweet Enough Water Only programme
NMH encourages schools and sport organisations to join the programme and adopt a water and plain milk only policy.
Find out more about initiative here.
B4SC 673B4 school check programme
The B4 School Check is a free health and development check for your four year old. It’s the last Well Child Tamariki Ora check and helps give your child the best start at school.
Find out more about the programme here.