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Schedule for Well Child Visits


Newborn baby in towel

Healthy babies still need to visit their practitioner for well baby checks.

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Your pediatrician will probably want to see your baby for what is known as a well baby check or well child care. These visits are spaced periodically throughout your baby's first year of life. They may include things like:

  • weight check
  • head circumference
  • length
  • breastfeeding question/issues
  • general developmental assessment depending on baby's age
  • discussions of vaccinations or immunizations
  • other parenting questions

A typical well baby visit schedule may look like this:

  • Two-three days from discharge
  • Two weeks
  • One month
  • Two months
  • Three months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • One year

You can also schedule visits sooner if needed and you should never hesitate to call your pediatrician for questions. These visits may be rearranged depending on what your baby's specific needs are at that time.

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