Well Check Visits
Well-child visits are key times for communication. Expect to be given information about normal development, nutrition, sleep, safety, diseases that are "going around" and other important topics.
Make the most of these visits by writing down important questions and concerns to bring with you.
Special attention is paid to whether the child is meeting normal developmental milestones. The height, weight, and head circumference are recorded on a growth chart, which the health care provider keeps with the child's medical record. This can be a great start for a discussion about your child's health.
Ask your doctor about the body mass index (BMI) curve, which is the most important tool for identifying and preventing obesity.
Well Check Schedule
There are several schedules for routine well-child visits.
One schedule, recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is shown on Patient Handouts panel.