Consultation at 12 months

What is a 12 months check-up?

When your child is one year old, you will be offered an individual consultation at the health centre. You will meet both a public health nurse and a doctor.

Who you will meet

  • public health nurse
  • doctor

Topics at the 12 months check-up

The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:

Examinations

The child's head circumference, weight and length will be measured.

The child's general development will be examined. This includes observation by the public health nurse of the child's body, hearing, eyesight, language, contact and movement.

In addition, the doctor will examine the child's health and development. This includes examination of the skin, mouth, head, vaginal opening, penis/testicles, skeleton/movements, stomach, heart and lungs.

The child is observed and examined without clothing.

Vaccines

The vaccines will be administered by injection.

Preparations

The health centre is there for you and your child. If you have any questions or anything you want to raise, you can bring this up in the consultation. You may want to make notes in advance.

You have the right to an interpreter should you need one.

Both parents are encouraged to participate.

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

The Norwegian Directorate of Health. Consultation at 12 months. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Wednesday, July 24, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/12-months-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023