Ages 0 to 11 months

  • A checkup on developmental milestones: When should your little one make cooing sounds, recognize faces, sit without support and understand the word “no”? Your baby’s doctor can pinpoint any problems early and suggest strategies to help. PLUS get advice on: How to help your baby sleep through the night.
  • Recommended Visits: Newborn, 2 Weeks, 2 Months, 4 Months, 6 Months, 9 Months

Ages 1 to 4

  • A checkup on social skills: Identify any social issues, such as trouble with following directions or sharing with others, as your child gets ready for school. Developmental screenings can also discover potential learning disabilities. PLUS get advice on: Toilet training best practices for toddlers.
  • Recommended Visits: 12 Months, 15 Months, 18 Months, 24 Months, 30 Months, 3 Years, 4 Years

 

Ages 5 to 10

  • A checkup on safety: Young students can practice reciting their address, phone number, and the full names of their parents in case of an emergency to a trusted adult at a well-child visit. The doctor can also address using helmets, crossing the street, and using sunscreen. PLUS get advice on: How to encourage healthy eating and exercise.
  • Recommended Visit: Yearly Physical

Ages 11 to 14

  • A checkup on serious issues: This is a time of changing bodies and fluctuating hormones, so young teens may be at risk for things like depression and eating disorders. A doctor can sidtinguish moodiness from something more serious. PLUS get advice on: Anything puberty-related.
  • Recommended Visit: Yearly Physical

Ages 15 to 17

  • A checkup on self-sufficiency: Encourage your children to develop their own relationship with their doctor. They should be able to ask questions they might feel uncomfortable asking you. Try having them schedule the appointment themselves. PLUS get advice on: Handling discussions about sex, drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.
  • Recommended Visit: Yearly Physical

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