Many of us, or our parents or grandparents, have left our homeland and decided to make New Zealand home for our children, the next generation. Raising children is an amazing journey, but it can be challenging too, especially if you don't have family or friends nearby.

Plunket is here to help. Plunket provides free checks for your baby from when they're six weeks old until they turn five years old. We also provide parenting courses and other parenting services.

If you have any questions - whether about breastfeeding, how to settle your baby, or anything else - you can call PlunketLine free on 0800 933 922. Our Plunket nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even in the middle of the night. 

If English is not your first language, tell your Plunket nurse and she will arrange an interpreter for you. This service is free. You can ask for interpreters when you call PlunketLine too, just tell the nurse on the phone which language(s) you speak.