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

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Schedule Wellness Visits

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