Health examinations at the BVC

BVC: 18 months

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When your child is 18 months old, you will see the nurse. You will talk about your child’s health and development, and follow up on previous discussions.

Common topics include food habits, playing, and spending time together. Eating and movement habits are formed early in a child’s life and can affect them throughout their entire lives. You can also talk about being a parent, family life, how things are going for your child in pre-school, and child safety.

You will talk and play with your child together. The nurse will observe how your child moves, plays, and communicates. Your child will be examined, weighed, and measured.

Vaccinations against measles, mumps, and rubella are offered as part of the visit. It is preferable that you speak with your child about what is going to happen and that your child feels calm prior to vaccinations. During the vaccinations, your child sits on your lap and can be distracted with soap bubbles or toys, among other things. As a parent, you are a source of safety to your child. If you feel uncertain or have concerns prior to the vaccination, you can speak to the BVC nurse.

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