Your baby will be weighed and measured for length and head circumference
Your baby’s belly button area will be checked for proper healing. If your male baby was circumcised, your doctor will examine his genitals, as well
Your doctor may check your baby’s eyesight and hearing
Your doctor will discuss health concerns, as well as developmental milestones
Your doctor may ask about your baby’s feeding and sleeping habits
Your baby’s growth.
At each checkup, your doctor will measure your child’s length, weight and head circumference, plotting her development in percentiles. What’s most important isn’t exactly how much your baby weighs but that she continues to grow in a steady way. Length for 1-month-old babies usually ranges from 45 cms (10th percentile) to 51cms (90th percentile). Weight usually ranges from 3.2 kgs (10th percentile) to 4.8 kgs (90th percentile).
Questions you may have for your doctor.
physical growth and coordination
speech and language
Questions the doctor may ask.
How is your baby sleeping?
How is your baby eating? How much per day?
Describe your baby’s bowel movements (colour, form, number per day).
Feel free to ask any question to the doctor. It’s better to prepare your notes before the visit. Follow every advice the doctor has for you and your baby. This will ensure your baby grows up happy and healthy.