Well Visit Schedule
Prenatal visit - ideally 2 months before due date
At this visit, we discuss your concerns, expectations and answer your questions. Questions regarding vaccinations will be addressed and educational information will be shared with you. We will also address car seat safety. The issue about your baby's delivery whether at the hospital, birthing center or home.
Well child exams according to the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics at
Newborn Well check within 1st week
At this visit, we discuss newborn behavior, how you can read the cues your baby gives you. We explain under what circumstances you should contact us.
2 weeks - 1 months
At this visit we look at your baby's development e.g. eye contact, raising the head slightly when on tummy and staying awake for an hour or longer
At this visit, we look forward to seeing your baby's improved head control, social smiles, cooing and tracking with eyes
At this visit, your baby has started to roll, has good chest support when on tummy, laughs/babbles and reaches for objects with both hands
At this visit we see your baby roll both ways and is making attempts to crawl. The baby is transferring objects between hands, is sitting well with support, babbles and laughs. We will discuss introducing solid foods.
At this visit, we explain that your baby may show some stranger anxiety, sits well alone, is making consonant sounds, has developed an excellent pincer grasp and pulls to a stand.
At this visit your toddler may be cruising along furniture, may say 1-2 word, is finger feeding self, is pointing and waving. At this visit, we will check the hemoglobin to rule out anemia.
At this visit your toddler is most likely walking alone, understands what you say and ask and is saying 3-5 words, starting to use utensils
At this visit your toddler has at least 10 words, is running and kicking and throwing balls, is feeding self with utensils and is having more struggles with independence and tantrums
At this visit, your toddler is climbing stairs, says at least 20+ words and has 2-word phrases, scribbles/colors, starts dressing and undressing self. We will guide you with toilette training issues as well as how to best handle two-year behavior.
2 1/2 years
At this visit your toddler will have mastered 2 phrase sentences, has up to 50 words Can follow two-step commands
At this visit your toddler can say 3-word sentences, the speech is understandable most of the time, he/she can jump in place, knows name and age, copies circles and cross signs, has independence seeking behavior
yearly after that
at every annual well-child visit we focus on physiologic, emotional and cognitive development
As you can see - Delaying these visits can put your child at greater risk of illness or delay needed interventions. For example, many common developmental delays are discovered during routine checkups with our providers – early intervention makes a big difference in getting your child the support they need before something small turns into a bigger issue.
Well-child visits allow us to be most supportive of your parenting needs. Of course, you may share "pearls of wisdom" you have encountered as you watch your child grow up and may want to share with us!