6 weeks 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 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

Vaccines

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.