12 months checkup
When your child is one year old, you will be offered an individual consultation at the health centre. During this consultation, you will meet both a public health nurse and a doctor. You will be asked whether there is anything you wish to discuss.
Who you will meet
- public health nurse
The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:
- your interaction with your child
- breastfeeding (in Norwegian) and/or breast milk substitutes (in Norwegian)
- vitamin D supplements
- solid food (in Norwegian)
- the child’s movement development (activity/play)
- your child's sleep (in Norwegian)
- dental health and brushing teeth (in Norwegian)
- infections (respiratory tract)
- the child’s environment and safety (in Norwegian)
The child's head circumference, weight and length will be measured. The child's eye contact, movement and development will be observed.
The doctor will also examine the child’s:
- skin (rash, pallor)
- head (seams, fontanelle)
- mouth and oral cavity (teeth)
- heart rhythm, respiratory tract and breathing pattern
- hips and back (range of motion and misalignments)
- vaginal opening on girls
- testicles and penis on boys
Your child will be offered the third dose of the six-component vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, Hib infection and hepatitis B (in Norwegian), and the third dose of the pneumococcal vaccine (in Norwegian).
The vaccines will be administered by injection.
In advance of this consultation, you may have been asked to fill in a form, where you answer questions about your child's language skills and motor development. The public health nurse will go through the answers with you.
The Norwegian Directorate of Health. National guideline for health promotion and preventive work in the child and youth health centres and school health service, 0 – 20 years. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; 2019 [accessed 2021-02-23].
Content provided by The Norwegian Directorate of Health
Last updated Friday, January 10, 2020