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6-Month Well Child Visit

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What to expect during your child's 6-month well child exam

You child is increasingly curious about his world around him, and starting to show real signs of personality and growth. At your well child checkup, your provider will talk about your child’s new developments and make sure he is healthy and well.

Below are some of the things your doctor may do at your child's 6-month checkup.


What your pediatrician may do during your child's 6-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 sit up or bear weight on his feet when you hold him 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?
  • Is your baby showing signs of teething?

Perform recommended laboratory screenings and immunizations

  • Do you plan for your child to get the CDC recommended vaccines for DTaP, Polio (Ipv), HiB, PcV-13, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Rotavirus?
  • Are you interested or want to know more about immunizations?

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

  • Are you wondering when to introduce solid foods to your baby?
  • How will my child's bowel movements change after transitioning to solid foods?
  • Are you concerned about safety as your child starts to move around?
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