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Baby/Toddler health checks

Postby seidltan » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:29 pm

Hi all,

we are moving from Germany to Singapore in August and we have a 19 month old daughter. In Germany, there is a time-table given to parents for the check-ups (in addition to the immunisation pass) which the child should undergo. The health record book is in german (the immunisation pass contains english language - it is an international pass).

I have thus 2 questions :
1. Are there similar health checks timetable for children in Singapore prescribing periods during which we should bring the child to the pediatrician for an overall check on child's development?

2. Has anyone had difficulties presenting a foreign language health record book to for instance the child-care centre? Our daughter is to join a child-care centre in Singapore and one of the documents to be brought would be a copy of the health record book. But it would be in German - although it is clear that nothing is wrong with the child. And one could see from the record book that the child has been to regular prescribed check ups.

I would be very grateful for any advice/opinion/experience out there!
Thanks tonnes!


Postby doe » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 8:15 am

Yes you need to bring that child health book and try to find a german language paediatrician,but if not then all hospitals has paediatricians for childrens check ups and immunisations.For singaporean we go to the government Polyclinics which are cheaper and can be found in every neighbourhood.They accept foreigners too.

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Postby Alfalfa » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 8:26 am

Hi there,

Just FYI you can read up stuff on our healthcare on

Maybe that will give a better idea of where to go and whom you can contact and stuff.

I hope you have a pleasant stay in Singapore.

We'll get along fine as soon as you realize I'm Good.


Postby Guest » Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:08 am

Hi, Dear Seidtan
In my view, it would be wise to officially contact the Singapore Embassy in Germany and get all your childs documents ie what has been vaccinated and what have not, sorted out with them. making sure keeping, all correspondences with them, so that - there would not be any difficulties later with red tapes, etc when you arrive in Singapore. Wishing you and family a smooth journey. The Heat may be too much to handle in Singapore but the food, the people and the place is fantastic. Have Fun and enjoy.
Blessings to you
Warmest regards
Bernard @

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