Well Child Visits or Check Ups
Our check up schedule follows the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics. That schedule is as follows: newborn, 1 month, 2 month, 4 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month, 18 month, 24 month, 30 month, 3 years, and annually until the age of 21 years. During these visits your child’s height and weight are assessed, nutrition is discussed, developmental surveillance is performed, hearing, vision, urinalysis and hemoglobin are also evaluated.
Please call to schedule your child’s check up a few weeks in advance to insure the provider of your choice. Please call as soon as you are aware of the need for a camp, sport or school physical, as these appointments go very quickly during the summer. Should you need to cancel a check up appointment, we ask that you call 24 hours in advance so that someone else can use that time.
- Your child should be in a car seat until 40 pounds, then a belt positioning booster until the safety belt fits well (this is usually between 8 to 12 years). Your child should be 4' 9' or 57 inches tall before coming out of the belt positioning booster. All children should ride in the back seat until age 13.
- Please make sure your child wears a properly fitting helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skates.
- Be sure your child gets 16 to 24 oz of dairy products and foods daily that contain calcium, avoid caffeine and limits juice to 4 ounces of 100% fruit juice daily.
- Please schedule your child's initial dentist visit by 3 years of age.