6 months checkup


When your child is 6 months 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
  • doctor


The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:


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, skin colour)
  • mouth and oral cavity
  • head (seams, fontanelle)
  • navel and stomach
  • heart rhythm, respiratory tract and breathing pattern
  • hips and back (range of motion and misalignments)
  • motor development
  • vaginal opening on girls
  • testicles and penis on boys

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]. 

Last updated Friday, January 10, 2020