Date: June 25, 2019

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This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:27 AM

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Watching your child grow and develop is an exciting part of being a parent, especially during the early months when it seems every day brings a new skill.

Knowing what to expect will help your child reach their milestones. If you are worried about your child's development, talk with your health-care provider.

Nipissing District Developmental Screen

The Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS) is a useful tool to help parents and caregivers know their child is developing.

The NDDS offers an easy checklist for every new developmental stage from one month to 6 years of age. Early identification is the first step in early interventions.

What to Expect in the First Three Months, a booklet from Best Start, offers important information on what to expect in the first three months after baby is born.

Your Child's enhanced 18-month well-baby visit

Eighteen (18) months is an important milestone in a child’s development. A longer, more in-depth visit is offered by your health-care provider, which means you can have a more detailed discussion about your child with your health-care provider.

What can I expect?

At your visit you and your health-care provider will discuss your child’s development. You will complete a checklist, such as the NDDS. It will provide a snapshot of your child’s development and a starting point for your discussion.

The checklist offers information on typical child development, as well as activities to enhance development. View the NDDS checklist in advance.
To learn more about enhanced well-baby visits.

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