Your 18 month MCH visit

At this consultation the Maternal and Child Health nurse will review your child's growth, health and development 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 or 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.

Tip sheets given at this visit

For translated resources see: Key ages and stages