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
The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:
- the interaction between you and the child
- diet and eating habits (in Norwegian)
- dental health and brushing teeth (in Norwegian)(dummy/pacifier and finger sucking)
- sleeping habits (in Norwegian)
- physical activity (in Norwegian) and play (outdoor activities, sitting still)
- the child's sexual development
- language development
- mobile phone and screen use, including the use of social media
- drug use (alcohol and other drugs)
- the child’s environment and safety (in Norwegian)
- the parents' wellbeing and mental health (family circumstances, social network, cohabitation)
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)
- heart rhythm, respiratory tract and breathing pattern
- hips and back (range of motion and misalignments)
- the testicles on boys
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.
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].
Last updated Friday, January 10, 2020