Self Weigh Station - Hertford Selections Family Centre -1/02/2021

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Hertford Selections Family Centre

Welwyn Road


SG14 2FE

United Kingdom

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An opportunity to check your baby’s weight as well as talk to Perinatal staff from the Family Support Service.

About this Event

An opportunity to check your baby’s weight as well as talk to Perinatal staff from the Family Support Service on a variety of health promotions and parenting support topics.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health recommend weighing your baby /toddler at specific times by the time your child is 2.5 years.

Please access the Family Centre self-weigh stations to check your baby’s progress at 16 weeks, 20 weeks, 8 months and 12 months.

If you have any queries/concerns please ring 0300 123 7572 (Choose Option 1 then Option 1) to speak to a Health Visitor.

We have important measures in place to protect you and our staff from COVID-19. Please read these measures below carefully before booking an appointment;

• Only one parent, or adult with parental responsibility, will be permitted to attend with your child

• Following recent NHS guidance, to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), please wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when you attend your appointment (children under 3 years old are exempt i.e. children under 3 don’t have to wear one)

• Staff will show you into the building maintaining social distancing at all times

• You and your child will be asked to wash your hands on entering the building, if soap and water are not available hand sanitiser will be used instead

• Please ensure that you and your baby are well on the day of the appointment/please do not attend if you or your baby are unwell

• Please do not bring your baby in for weighing if you, your baby or someone in your household, has symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell)

• Do not attend your appointment if anyone in your household is in a 14 day isolation period or anyone in your household develops symptoms between making the appointment and the day of attendance.

• We suggest that you arrive no more than 5 minutes ahead of your 15 minute appointment time and wait outside for staff to greet you. To help us maintain social distancing we ask that you keep to your appointment time . You will not be allowed to keep your appointment if you are more than 5 minutes late. Thank you for your understanding.

• Please remember to adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rule at all times

Venue Information

The entrance to Hertford Selections Family Centre looks like this:

The Family Centre is on the site of The Sele School, clearly marked from the road

There is some parking on site in the Family Centre car park. Please do not park in the school car park. A disabled parking space is available. Alternative parking on Welwyn Road. outside the Centre.

Please do not bring buggies in to the Centre, there is a covered buggy park outside. There is a footpath from the car park and from the pedestrian gate off Welwyn Road. Entrance via automatic doors.

How to self-weigh your baby:

How to plot your baby’s weight in the Red Book:

Please remember to bring a pen and paper so you can note down your baby's weight before transferring this information into your red book.

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