Consultation at 8 months

What is an 8 months check-up?

When your child is 8 months old, you will be offered an individual or group consultation at the health centre.

If you do not wish to participate in group consultations, you can request an individual consultation.

Who you will meet

  • public health nurse

Topics at the 8 months check-up

The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:

Examinations

The child's weight, length and head circumference will be measured. The child's general development will be examined. This includes observation of the child's body, hearing, eyesight, language, contact and movement. The child is observed and examined without clothing.

Preparations

The health centre is there for you and your child. If you have any questions or anything you want to raise, you can bring this up in the consultation. You may want to make notes in advance.

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 8 months. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Thursday, July 25, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/8-months-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023