Bringing up Toddlers in Spain

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When a child is born in Spain, it is common practice for an obstetrician to oversee the birth. Following the birth, the mother will receive a health booklet for the baby called a Cartilla de Salud Infancia y Adolescencia. If the baby is born at home, the health booklet can be obtained from the nearest health centre during the baby's first visit.

The book includes information on vaccinations, and health and education recommendations for children from birth to adolescence. There is also space for the medical centre or practitioner to sign and stamp the booklet after examinations or vaccinations.