Consultation at 4 weeks

What is a 4 weeks check-up?

When your child is 4 weeks old, you will be offered a group consultationat the health centre. This consultation will consist of a discussion with a public health nurse where other parents with babies of the same age participate. You will be asked whether there are any topics you wish to discuss.

If you do not wish to participate in group consultations, you can request an individual consultation.

Who you will meet

  • public health nurse
  • possibly physiotherapist

Topics at the 4 weeks check-up

The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:

Examinations

The child's general development will be examined, and weight and head circumference will be measured. The child is observed and examined without clothing.

Preparations

You may want to think through in advance, and maybe write down, if there are topics you would like to raise.

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 4 weeks. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Sunday, May 26, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/4-weeks-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023