17 to 18 months checkup


When your child is 17 to 18 months old, you will be offered a group consultation with a public health nurse at the health centre. 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:

  • the interaction between you and the child
  • diet and eating habits
  • your child's sleep
  • the child’s environment and safety (in Norwegian)
  • the parents' well-being and mental health (cohabitation)
  • kindergarten


The child's weight and length will be measured. The child’s movement development (fine and gross motor skills) will be observed.

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