6 weeks 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 and weight will be measured. The child's eye contact, movement and development will be observed.

The doctor will also examine the child’s:

  • skin (birthmarks, scabs, pallor)
  • red reflex in the eye
  • mouth and oral cavity (fungal infection/candidiasis)
  • navel and stomach
  • heart rhythm, respiratory tract and breathing pattern
  • grip reflexes and other reflexes
  • hips and back (range of motion and misalignments)
  • vaginal opening on girls
  • testicles and penis on boys


Your child will be offered an oral vaccine against rotavirus (in Norwegian). Rotavirus disease is a gastrointestinal infection which causes vomiting, diarrhoea and often fever in infants and young children. 

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. 6 weeks checkup. [Internet]. Oslo: The Directorate of e-health; updated Friday, January 10, 2020 [retrieved Sunday, December 10, 2023]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/6-weeks-checkup/

Last updated Friday, January 10, 2020