18 Months

​​At this consultation the Maternal and Child Health nurse will review your child's growth, health and development and as well as their new teeth.

This consultation will focus on:

  • your Parents' Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS) questions in your My Health, Learning and Development Record (remember to complete these questions before the visit if you can)
  • helping your child to eat healthy food
  • taking care of your child's teeth
  • how to be sun smart
  • how play helps learning and development
  • family relationships and wellbeing
  • immunisations
  • preventing injuries.

Remember, you and your nurse can talk about other issues/concerns if they arise.

Please tell the nurse if your child is:

  • not enjoying eye contact or cuddles with you
  • not coming to you for affection or comfort
  • not understanding any words
  • not pointing or waving
  • not trying to communicate with you
  • not showing any signs of pretend play
  • not walking.

Parent Tip Sheets for the 18 month visit

The following Tip Sheets are given to you at the 18 month visit:

To view all the Tip Sheets, see: Parent Tip Sheets

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