With the Growing Up in New Zealand children reaching school age, the study has launched its latest data collection wave to learn more about parents’ and children’s experiences with the move from early childhood education into primary schooling.
Negative messages about immunisation have a far greater impact on parents’ decision to delay vaccinations than encouraging information has on vaccinating children on time.
It has been established that exposure to alcohol can be harmful to the unborn child. Yet about one in five mothers-to-be continue to consume alcohol.
One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected.
Two decades after New Zealand introduced a choice-based model of primary maternity care, almost all mothers-to-be enrol with a carer early in their pregnancy and most are happy with the choice of carers available.
The use of te reo Māori is on the rise. More parents are speaking te reo to their infants, in comparison to their own childhood.
Only one in five families whose toddlers were considered most at risk of vulnerability from birth accessed social support services in their first 1000 days of life.
Little is known about parents’ experiences of recent parental leave in New Zealand, including their preferences and realities.
It is always an important time for us when we complete a new round of interviews with our Growing Up in New Zealand families.
Over half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus.