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This Version Posted: October 26, 2021

Is your child 18-months of age? If so, it’s time to make an important medical appointment to check on your child’s progress.

The Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit is available for children in Ontario. Eighteen months marks an important milestone in a child’s development, so it’s good to check in with your health care provider to see how your child is doing.

What is the Enhanced 18-Month Well Baby Visit?
  • An extended medical appointment with a health care provider
  • A chance for children to get their recommended vaccines
  • An opportunity for parents and health care providers to discuss all aspects of a child’s health and wellbeing. Included is a review of a child’s development through the use of the Looksee Checklist. This checklist highlights key skills most children should master by 18-months of age. Completing the checklist can help identify concerns and lead to referrals to more specialized community support services if needed.
Additional Resources
  • Looksee Checklist – Find a series of easy-to-use milestone tools that help monitor a child’s development from one month to six years of age.
  • 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner – Get help to prepare for the checkup, including identifying five key areas of healthy child development that can be raised or flagged with a health care provider.
  • Play&Learn – Find free online games and activities to engage young children and help them learn, grow and thrive.
  • HKPR District Health Unit – Find parenting support and resources close to home. Call the Healthy Families intake line at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5003, search the Health Unit website for resources, or go to the HKPR Healthy Families Facebook Page for an online forum on parenting and family issues.