6 months checkup

Summary

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

Topics

The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:

Examinations

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