It's important for your child to have regularly scheduled checkups, often called, beginning shortly after and lasting through the teen years.
These appointments allow your doctor to keep a close eye on your child's general health and development. Finding possible problems early gives your child the best chance for proper and successful treatment. Also, any concerns you have about your child can be discussed during these visits.
During these visits, the doctor examines your child and asks you questions about your child's development and behavior. Immunizations also are either given or scheduled at this time.
Your child's doctor will recommend a schedule for footnote 1. One example is for visits at :
- 3 to 5 days old.
- By 1 month.
- 2 months.
- 4 months.
- 6 months.
- 9 months.
- 1 year.
- 15 months.
- 18 months.
- 2 years.
- 30 months.
- 3 years.
After age 3,are usually scheduled yearly through the teen years.
- Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule Working Group (2016). 2016 recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. Pediatrics, 137(1). DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-3908. Accessed December 7, 2015.
Other Works Consulted
- American Academy of Pediatrics (2010). Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency andin infants and young children (0â€“3 years of ). Pediatrics, 126(5): 1040â€“1050. Available online: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/126/5/1040.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 28, 2018
Current as of:
March 28, 2018