Residents of Temuka’s Wallingford Rest Home are forgoing popular hair appointments so they can attend a weekly Plunket music and movement class for babies and young children.
The rest home is the latest to be involved in visits by Plunket groups which includes the Baby Buddy playdate at the Lady Allum rest Home in Auckland and Otago Plunket’s playgroup in the St Andrews rest Home in Dunedin. The music and movement class at the rest home is a must-attend for some residents.
Bay of Plenty Chinese Speaking Families coffee and playgroup welcomes parents who speak Chinese to its weekly sessions in Tauranga. Local Plunket Nurse Tany Ngar initiated the group because there were a number of Chinese speaking mothers with young babies who she wanted to bring together for mutual support.
Caroline Lin is one of three volunteer members who keep the group going.
Plunket has welcomed the Government’s proposed overhaul of New Zealand’s family violence laws, which will see more support for victims and new offences introduced. Today’s announcement follows a two-year review of family violence laws and will see more than 50 changes to the current Domestic Violence Act. Family violence is a significant health and a social issue, Plunket’s General Manager Clinical Services Helen Connors says.
A product recall has been issued for Detachable wall plug for AC power adapter for Medela breastpumps. The affected detachable wall plugs were supplied with the following models of Medela breastpumps:
Swing: 030. 0040, and 030.
A product recall has been issued for Bella Buttercup, Play Bar Addition Toys - Hexx and Tinkerbell. The product has been recalled because the Hexx and Tinkerbell toys could break if the ribbon snaps causing the beads and bell (small parts) to come loose. Small parts present a potential choking hazard.
Plunket is urging politicians to reconsider their position on swimming pool fencing. The Building (Pools) Amendment Bill has been reported back to the House with the majority recommendation that it be passed and is now going through its second reading. Plunket National Advisor Child Safety, Sue Campbell, says passing the amendment would be a giant step backward for child safety.
A passion for reclaiming te reo Māori for her whānau led mother Caren Davis to open a Plunket Te Reo playgroup in the small Northland town of Mangawhai. Te Puna Reo o Te Mangawhai has 23 children enrolled, with around 10 attending the weekly playgroup. Caren says the wonderful thing about the group is that adults and children are learning te reo and tīkanga together.
It’s with great pleasure that we warmly welcome Bayer New Zealand Ltd to the Plunket family as a Pick Me Help Plunket partner. Bayer is a global enterprise and its Consumer Health division is one of the leading suppliers of non-prescription (OTC) drug products and dietary supplements. Its well-known brand, Bepanthen has been healing skin for over 70 years – a product many of you with babies and children may already be familiar with!
Bepanthen® Ointment, which is now under the Pick Me Help Plunket umbrella, has a dual action to help treat and prevent nappy rash, keeping skin hydrated by providing a breathable waterproof barrier.
Plunket urges any business or organisation with public access to provide a supportive space for breastfeeding mums. This week (1-7 August) is international Breastfeeding Week and Plunket National Advisor, Marianne Grant says “In many towns and cities around the country, mothers often struggle to find somewhere comfortable and indoors to feed their babies when they are out and about. Plunket would like to see cafes, shops, businesses, council buildings and government departments do their bit to give the next generation the best possible start in life.
A product recall has been issued for Jazslings - Dummy Clip Silicone Pacifier Clip Accessory Teething Clip Dummy Holder Strap.
This product has been recalled because small parts are able to be detached and if small parts detach during use this poses a potential choking hazard. It also exceeds the required length of Australian standards for dummy chains.