If your child is18-months old it’s time to make an important medical appointment to check on your child’s progress.
The Enhanced 18 Month Well Baby Visit is a detailed medical appointment with a health care provider. At this visit, your child will get their recommended vaccines and you can talk about their health and wellbeing.
Your health care provider will look at your child’s development by using the Looksee Checklist. This checklist lists key skills most children should master by 18 months of age. If there are concerns, it can lead to specialized support referrals if needed.
Go to the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner to help prepare for the checkup. The website lists five areas of healthy child development to talk about with a health care provider.
Other resources to support a child’s development include:
- The Looksee Checklist that helps track a child’s development from one month to six years of age.
- Play&Learn has free online games and activities to help young children learn, grow and thrive.
For Health Unit Support:
- Call the Healthy Families intake line at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003 to learn more about Well Baby Visits.
- If your child needs any vaccines and you don’t have a family doctor, call 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1507, to book an appointment for immunization.