Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called Reference well-baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to find out whether he or she is growing at the expected rate.
At each well-baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of age may start eating solid foods.
A well-baby visit is a good time to talk about any feeding problems or developmental concerns that you have. You may want to make a list of questions (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?) before your visit.
Early and regular dental care is important for your child. Talk with your doctor about how to care for your child's teeth after they start coming in, which is usually between 6 and 12 months of age. For more information, see the topics Reference Teething and Reference Basic Dental Care.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics