Informed families are more likely to raise healthy children and take the necessary steps of intervention if any issue with a child’s wellbeing arises. It is therefore imperative that families within all South African communities are empowered with accurate information and support while raising their little ones. When visiting a baby clinic under The Local Choice name, you can expect exceptional medical care, advice, and practical tips on caring for your child. We also have links to a network of healthcare professionals that will provide you with any help you require. Our range of services are geared towards holistic care – whether you are planning a family, pregnant and expecting, or if you are seeking resources on caring for your children.
Emergency Nebulising Facilities
A nebuliser is a drug-delivery machine that creates a fine mist from liquid medication. This mist is then easily inhaled through a mask or mouthpiece, where it is administered directly into the lungs. This is especially useful for babies and toddlers, who may not as easily cooperate with other forms of medication administering. Certain conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, croup, and other viral, bacterial, and genetic illnesses may require treatment with a nebuliser. Each baby clinic under our name features an emergency nebulising facility, as well as first aid assistance for minor injuries and conditions.
Baby Wellness Services
It is vital that new mothers are informed and educated about their little one’s development. Unfortunately, not all families have access to affordable healthcare and doctors’ visits. At The Local Choice, we aim to make child wellness services more accessible to our surrounding communities. Each baby clinic, therefore, provides families with wellness advice and support for babies and toddlers. We assist with:
- Nutritional advice that includes breastfeeding, weaning, teething and beginner foods for babies.
- Growth charts that include weighing and measuring normal developmental progress.
- FTT (Failure to Thrive) charts that will indicate if your child is facing a change in growth rate.
- Everyday care for babies and small children, such as hygiene, feeding, and advice on sleep patterns.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
Immunisations are a simple, effective, and affordable way to protect children against dangerous diseases that may lead to life-threatening conditions. Not only do immunisations and vaccinations protect your child against such illnesses, but they contribute to herd immunity which protects the entire community against outbreaks. Every baby clinic at our branches offers immunisations for babies, as well as additional vaccine administering such as immunoglobulin during measles or meningitis outbreaks. Many schools also require proof of vaccinations when enrolling a new child, and parents who don’t wish to wait hours in a queue at a nearby clinic can visit us for the service.
Scholar Healthcare and Advice
Once children are of school-going age, healthcare becomes exceptionally important. At school, children are exposed to a number of new pathogens which may lead to regularly becoming sick with colds, flu, and other illnesses. It is therefore essential to support a child’s immune system with the right diet and lifestyle. We will assist you with your questions on scholar healthcare and how you can best build up your children’s immunity against common childhood diseases. We also assist with outbreaks such as head lice and scabies, and stock high-quality products to prevent re-infestation.
Visit Us Today
Whether you need to pop by for some helpful advice at a baby clinic or if you wish to shop for a range of superb products, The Local Choice can help you. We have branches all over South Africa and finding us is as simple as using our pharmacy locator here. For more information on our services and products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.