Consultation at 6 months

What is a 6 months check-up?

When your child is 6 months 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 6 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 the examination 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.

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 6 months. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Sunday, July 14, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/6-months-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023