8-12 Month Review

Your baby will have been developing lots of new skills during their first year and the health review is a chance for you to meet with your health visiting team to see how your baby is developing.

Your health visiting team will send you a questionnaire to fill in before the review. This helps you and your health visitor understand how your baby is developing.

We use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) designed to give you a better understanding of your child’s development and progress with communication, movement, problem solving, and personal-social skills (washing hands, using utensils playing games, understanding others feelings).

This review is designed to pick up any concerns you have about your baby's health and development and to ensure that if you or your baby need any support from other services we can support you to access these. 

Even if you don't have any concerns about your baby's health and development it's important to have this review as we will review your child’s health, development and growth and will also provide age related information for you and your baby.

When your child turns one year old they will also be offered immunisations.

Immunisations are carried out in the GP surgery. Each GP surgery arranges these slightly differently so you are advised to phone your GP and check how your surgery operates.

The 0-4 years section of our website has information for parents and carers of children about many aspects of your child’s health, development and wellbeing. The following links are just a few of the resources for this stage in your parenting journey.

This is an exciting but challenging time for many parents, as they watch their child develop and begin to play and explore the world around them.

During this time your child will learn new skills such as taking their first step, saying their first word or waving goodbye for the first time. These are known as developmental milestones, and although they are exciting for your child, they can be challenging or emotional for parents, particularly if you are returning to work around this time.

If you would like to speak with a member of the health visiting team to discuss any concerns or support required, please do not hesitate to call us on 01895891302 or email us on cnw-tr.hillingdonchildrencc@nhs.net