Frequently Asked Questions

What information do I need before I start my Visit Plan?

The only information you need is your natural parenting know-how! You know your tot best and probably have some questions about how they’re developing. The Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner will guide you through 5 main topic areas: Physical Health, Safety, Parenting & Healthy Habits, Motor & Language Skills, and Social & Emotional Development. There are several spots along the way for you to learn additional information and record your questions.

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What happens if I close my browser before I complete the Visit Plan?

Sorry! If you close your browser before you’re done creating your Visit Plan, you‘ll lose your work. Once you have completed and saved your Visit Plan, you can return to in any time using your unique URL.

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How do I change my answers or make changes to my Visit Plan after I have completed it?

Want to make an edit? Use the ’Previous’ and ’Next’ tabs to move between screens and change your selections. Once you have saved your Visit Plan, you can access it at any time and make changes by entering your unique URL into your browser.

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Can I use a mobile device or tablet? What browsers work best?

Absolutely! The Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner will work on desktops, phones, tablets and any internet browser.

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Is there a paper version of the Visit Planner?

Of course! Download a print version of the Visit Planner if you prefer a hard copy.

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Will there be Visit Planners developed for other milestone visits with my child’s health care team?

The creation of the Visit Planner is part of a larger project funded by the Government of Ontario examining child development from birth through age 5. Additional versions of the Visit Planner may well be developed based on the success of this initial project.

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How is my privacy protected?

The Visit Planner does not ask you for any identifying, personal information. Your Visit Plan can be saved to a unique and private URL for your future reference. For more information about our privacy policy, please see our Terms of Use.

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How will the site use the data I provide?

Any data we collect is anonymized and aggregated. This helps us see the big picture, like how the Visit Planner is being used, in order to make the site even better. For more information, please see our Terms of Use.

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How can I learn more about important developmental milestones at this stage of my child’s life?

We have a number of online resources available on our website. These include the ndds checklist, a parent-completed form to record your child’s developmental progress, along with video examples that show you what a child of this age is expected to be able to do. There are also links to many useful on-line resources.

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