During your child’s first year of life, well-child exams are recommended at:

  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year

What to Expect:

Well-child exams are a time when parents can check up on their child’s health and make sure they’re growing and developing normally. Well-child exams usually start a few days after children are born and continue until they turn 18.

Well-child exams are essential for many reasons, including:

  • Tracking growth and development including milestones, social behaviors and learning
  • Discussing any concerns about your child’s health
  • Getting scheduled immunizations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together a schedule of recommended immunizations for your child.

Your child’s primary care provider can also educate you on what immunizations are needed.

CDC Immunization Schedule