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It takes a village to raise a child

You can read the latest blog post by Plunket Chief Executive on The Spinoff Parents - after a week of speculation about one couple's potential parenting choices, we suggest a harder question: if it takes a village, what kind of a village do we want to be, for all new parents raising young children in today’s New Zealand? Read the article here: https://thespinoff. co. nz/parenting/26-01-2018/new-zealand-is-a-village-lets-make-it-the-kind-that-helps-raise-the-child/ .

Proposal for changes to Plunket's central region

Plunket is consulting with staff on a proposal for change relating to our administrative, leadership, community services functions and structure in our central region. The consultation is only a proposal at this stage – a proposal is by no means a decision and there is still some way to go before decisions are made.  We’d like to reassure families that they can continue to use our services as they would usually.

Plunket celebrates 110 years of supporting families

Plunket/Whānau Āwhina staff and volunteers are being joined by direct descendants of the first ‘Plunket baby’ from Kāti Huirapa whānau today, in a hikoi to mark 110 years of Plunket.  Around 30 Plunket staff and volunteers are making a symbolic journey from Puketeraki Marae to Karitane, birthplace of Plunket and home of its founder Sir Truby King, joined by whānau from Kāti Huirapa and school children from Karitane School. The hikoi marks 110 years of the first Karitane hospital opening its doors, and celebrates the local staff and volunteers today and over Plunket’s history for supporting the health and wellbeing of generations of local whānau and tamariki.

Top tips for moving on from nappies

Last night we had our first Facebook chat of the year, answering your questions about moving on from nappies. Following on from this we thought it would be good to share with you our top toilet training tips! 1. Watch for signs that your child is ready and let them lead the pace.

Plunket’s top tips for keeping kids safe this summer

Summer is all about fun, family, friends and this year, wind, torrential rain and sun!  It’s also a time when sunburn and accidents are all too common. The top tips below have been put together to assist you keep your children safe while you’re making the most of the remaining summer months. Sometimes we forget that babies and young children have little understanding of the risks associated with their actions –their brains just don’t get it yet!  It’s up to the adults to support, guide and be ready to protect when needed.
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