There are many new responsibilities when you have a baby. One of them is to make sure that your baby gets regular checkups, which are called well-baby exams. These exams are important in making sure that your baby is growing and developing properly. If there are problems, you can catch them early. This means that there is a better chance for treatment.
During these checkups, your baby will get any needed vaccines and screenings. This is also a good chance to ask your health care provider any questions about how to care for your baby. The provider will let you know how often your baby should get these checkups.
- Visiting The Pediatrician: The First Year (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- Well-Child-Care - A Check-Up for Success (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- What Can Parents Expect During Their Infant's Well-Child Visits? (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Also in Spanish
- Your Child's Checkups (Nemours Foundation)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: The Utility of Universal Newborn Eye Screening: A Review.
- Article: An office-based fix-and-follow grading system assessing visual function in preverbal children.
- Article: Experiences in Performing Online Developmental Evaluations of Children From the Neonatal...
- Baby Health Checkup -- see more articles
Find an Expert
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Also in Spanish
- Find a Pediatrician or Pediatric Specialist (American Academy of Pediatrics) Also in Spanish
- KidsHealth (Nemours Foundation)