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4-Month Well Child Visit

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What to expect during your child's 4-month well child exam

You may be balancing the smiles with some sleepless nights with your four-month-old baby. At your well child checkup, your provider will talk about your child’s new developments and make sure he is on track for healthy growth and development.

Below are some of the things your doctor may do at your child's 4-month checkup.


What your pediatrician may do during your child's 4-month checkup

Address any concerns of the new parent or caretaker

  • Do you have a list of questions we can go over together?
  • Has anything come up since our last visit?

Observe the overall development of your child

  • Do you have any new concerns about your baby’s development?
  • Has your child reached some of the common project developmental milestones for this age?
  • Is your child starting to roll over, grab things or do a mini push-up?

Complete physical examinations to ensure proper growth

  • How is your child’s weight and height looking or compare on a growth chart?
  • How often is your baby eating, and how much?
  • How many wet or dirty diapers are you seeing?
  • Can you describe your child’s sleep patterns?
  • How do your baby’s eyes and ears look?
  • How is your baby’s heart and breathing?

Perform recommended laboratory screenings and immunizations

Discuss the overall life of the child and give general guidance or medical recommendations

  • Do you have questions about your child’s eating or sleeping?
  • Do you have questions about interacting with your baby?
  • Are you able to play games with your child or is he following objects with his eyes?
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