Children’s Health

Children's Health

At The Butterfly Clinic, the doctors have completed additional training in the care of children through a Diploma of Child Health and can assist with the diagnosis and management of a broad range of health issues.

As a parent, our child's health is one of the most important concern. We offer well-child check ups to ensure normal growth and development throughout childhood.


Caring for you

We are here to make sure that your child has a positive experience at our practice. We look after all children’s needs from birth, infancy, early childhood and adolescence, each with its own unique challenges..

Some common difficulties in childhood that we can help with are:

  • Constipation
  • Picky Eating
  • Recurrent ear infections or tonsillitis
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Snoring
  • Asthma
  • Rashes
  • Infections
  • Growth or development concerns
  • Anxiety and depression

Baby Checks

The dedicated team at The Butterfly Clinic provides regular baby checks to monitor infant growth, development, and overall well-being. At baby check appointments, healthcare professionals conduct thorough assessments, including measurements of weight, length, and head circumference. We also evaluate motor skills, sensory development, and milestones to ensure your baby is thriving. These check-ups are also an opportunity to address any concerns, answer questions, and provide guidance on infant care, nutrition, immunisations, and age-appropriate activities.

Generally, baby checks will be conducted at The Butterfly Clinic around the following times:

  • 1 to 4 weeks
  • 6 to 8 weeks
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

These appointment time recommendations may differ from patient to patient, and our friendly team can provide individualised information and guidance.


Immunisations and Vaccinations

The Butterfly Clinic also provides a safe and supportive environment for administering vaccines, ensuring that your baby receives protection as they develop. Our healthcare professionals will discuss the recommended vaccines, address any concerns, and provide information on vaccine safety and effectiveness.

The Australian Government recommends that children receive the following vaccines against disease:

  • Birth: Hepatitis B
  • 2 months: Diphtheria, hepatitis B, influenza type b, pertussis, pneumococcal, polio, rotavirus, tetanus
  • Annually from 6 months to under 5 years old: influenza
  • 6 months: Diphtheria, hepatitis B, influenza type b, pertussis, polio, tetanus
  • 12 months: Measles, meningococcal, mumps, pneumococcal, rubella
  • 18 months: Chickenpox, diphtheria, influenza type b, measles, mumps, pertussis, rubella, tetanus
  • 4 years: Diphtheria, pertussis, polio, tetanus

There are a number of other private vaccinations available to provide further protection against diseases that may affect your baby in Australia or if travelling overseas

For compassionate breastfeeding support and comprehensive baby checks from experienced healthcare professionals, visit The Butterfly Clinic.


Embrace Your Journey

Empower yourself on your unique women's health journey, and let our compassionate specialists be your trusted allies in supporting your wellbeing. Schedule an appointment today.