Consultation at two years

What is a two-year check-up?

When your child is two years old, you will be offered an individual consultation at the health centre.

Who you will meet

  • public health nurse
  • doctor

Topics at the two-year check-up

The public health nurse will discuss topics such as:

Examinations

The child's weight and height 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.

In addition, the doctor will examine the child's health and development. This includes examination of the skin, mouth, skeleton, stomach, testicles, heart and lungs.

The child is observed and examined without clothing, possibly with nappies/underwear.

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. Before the consultation, it may be useful if you tell the child what will happen at the health centre.

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 two years. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Monday, August 28, 2023 [retrieved Friday, February 23, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/help-services-in-the-municipalities/infant-healthcare-programme-age-0-5-years/two-year-checkup/

Last updated Monday, August 28, 2023