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Child Health Checks

As a parent, there are many things you do each day to keep your child healthy and happy – like making healthy meals and playing with your child. Taking your child to the doctor for a check-up is also another way to keep your child healthy.

Going to the doctor each year gives you a chance to talk about your child's health goals. You may be asked to fill out a health assessment for your child. This will give the doctor an idea of your child's health habits and how to best help you meet their health goals.

Use this guide to help remind you to schedule well-care visits with your family doctor.

Your child should see the doctor at the following ages:

  • Birth
  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • Every year until age 21

During the visit, your child's doctor will:

  • Check your child's height and weight
  • Look at their ears and eyes
  • Check their gums and teeth
  • Give needed shots
  • Talk about healthy habits
  • Answer your questions