Caring for your Baby and Child

Welcome to the HSE's Baby and Child Health Website, and welcome to all new parents.

Having a baby is an exciting and happy time, and also a time where you have to learn a lot of new skills and absorb a lot of new information.

The HSE is involved in most of your pregnancies, births and early care, through our Maternity Services, our Public Health Nurse's visits, and a range of other steps - so this site aims to support you with information as you travel through the early days and beyond.

We have a range of topics to browse through, but a good place to start is with our Caring for your Baby booklets. These are given to most new parents by the Public Health Nurse and you can download or read a copy online. It covers every key step in your baby and child's early days, as well as your own, and is really popular with parents, new and experienced alike.

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