Birkenhead Plunket’s Beach Haven clinic will be getting an upgrade thanks to Ray White Beach Haven’s ‘House of Dreams’ community project. Over the last year the property management and real estate firm, along with a number of sponsors and volunteers from the community, have been hard at work renovating a house in Beach Haven. BNZ, our principal sponsor, has also contributed by offering an interest-free loan and low mortgage repayments on the property.
It’s an interesting time for the paid parental leave lobby group, 26 for Babies coalition. On 19 September the draft law aiming for 26 weeks’ paid parental leave will be back in the hands of our politicians. Plunket recommends 26 weeks’ paid parental leave to give New Zealand children the best start in life.
Breastfeeding is celebrated around the world every year from 1 - 7 August with World Breastfeeding Week. As part of the New Zealand celebrations, Women's Health Action runs the Big Latch OnTM. On Friday 2 August at 10.
Plunket welcomes the passing into law of an increase in the age limit for the mandatory use of child car restraints from age 5 to age 7. This will require children to be in an appropriate child restraint until their 7th birthday. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, says this is good news.
With the cold weather now here across the country, Plunket are reminding families to be alert to the dangers from heaters, fireplaces and other sources of winter warmth. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor says keeping babies and young children warm and safe is a priority for families. “Burns from heaters and fires are a real danger for children.
Plunket is urging people to keep an eye out for children as they head back to school this week. As New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the health and development of children under five, Plunket recognises many children will be venturing off to school for the first time. Sue Campbell, Plunket’s National Child Safety Advisor, says for parents and caregivers the start of the school year can be an emotional and busy time.