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What will the study involve?

If you agree to help us, you will be allocated to one of four groups who will receive different support over the next 2 years; in addition your baby will be carefully measured for at least 3 years. There are no costs associated with participating in the study and we will pay your travel costs so youyou’re your baby can attend appointments.

If you are in Group 1 you will receive the Standard Well Child Tamariki Ora Service – which is at least 8 visits at: 2-4 weeks, 6 weeks, 3, 5, 8-10 and 15 months, 2 and 3 years.

If you are in Group 2 you will receive the same as Group 1 plus extra visits for help with food and activity: one before birth and then when your baby is 1 week, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12 and 18 months of age.

If you are in Group 3 you will receive the same as Group 1 plus extra visits for help with sleep: one before birth and then when your baby is 3 weeks, 4 and 6 months of age.

If you are in Group 4 you will receive the same as Group 1 plus extra visits for help with food, activity and sleep: one before birth and then when your baby is 1 week, 3 weeks, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 and 18 months of age.