Enhanced 18 Month Well Baby Visit

Eighteen months is a milestone in a child's development and you will want to schedule a visit to your child's family doctor. The goal of this visit is to support the health and development of your child.

Book an appointment

Contact your family doctor's office in order to book an enhanced 18-month well baby visit.

What to expect

During this appointment, you will discuss your child's development with your healthcare provider. You will likely complete a checklist, which provides a snapshot of your child's development and acts as a starting point for the discussion.

If any development problems or concerns are identified, your doctor will put you in contact with the appropriate health care specialist.

Growth and development milestones

View the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services important 18-month milestones to learn more about what your doctor will screen for during your baby's 18-month well baby visit. By 18 months, your child should be able to:

  • Point to several body parts when asked
  • Point to pictures using one finger
  • Use at least 20 words consistently
  • Demonstrate some pretend play with toys
  • Enjoy being read to and sharing simple books with you
  • Respond with words or gestures to simple questions
  • Show affection for people, pets or toys
  • Walk on their own