Two-year checkup

Summary

When your child is two years 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 weight and height will be measured. The child’s vision, hearing and movement development (fine and gross motor skills) will be observed.

The doctor will also examine the child’s:

  • skin (rash, pallor)
  • mouth and oral cavity (teeth)
  • stomach
  • heart rhythm, respiratory tract and breathing pattern
  • hips and back (range of motion and misalignments)
  • the testicles on boys

Preparations

In advance of this consultation, you may have been asked to fill in a form, where you answer questions about your child's language skills and motor development. The public health nurse will go through the answers with you.