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.