Consultation at 6 weeks

What is a 6 weeks check-up?

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 at the 6 weeks check-up

The public health nurse / doctor 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.

In addition, the doctor will examine the child's health and development. This includes examination of the skin, eyes, ears, mouth, head, vaginal opening, penis/testicles, reflexes, skeleton/movements, stomach, heart and lungs. 

Vaccines

Your child will be offered:

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 6 weeks. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Wednesday, May 29, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/6-weeks-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023