Re: What’s involved during baby’s one-year-old checkup?
Happy birthday, baby--the time for smearing frosting all over your face is finally here. Turning one year old is a big milestone, one that requires a well-child visit. At this visit, your doctor will ask you how baby is sleeping, eating, and responding to stimuli. The physical exam will include the usual measuring of baby’s weight, height, and head circumference. The developmental part of the checkup tests baby’s ability to pull up, stand, walk (or cruise), sit, and respond to certain commands. Basically, the doctor wants to make sure baby is developmentally on track compared to previous visits. You may want to ask the doctor if new foods can be added to baby’s diet and if and when baby should be weaned from the breast or bottle. Raise any concerns you’ve had since your last appointment. And, lastly, it’s time for another round of immunizations for baby depending on what they’ve already been given and what they still need.