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Your baby’s checkup at four months

Your baby’s checkup at four months

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Here is a quick reminder of the points that you should keep in mind while taking your baby to the doctor when she is four months old.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

How to examine your baby?

  • Your baby will be weighed and measured for length and head circumference
  • Your doctor may check your baby’s eyesight and hearing
  • Your doctor will discuss health concerns, as well as developmental milestones
  • She will probably ask about feeding and sleeping, too
  • Your baby will get her first round of immunizations; ask your doctor about the one that she should receive at this age
  • You may discuss any questions regarding breastfeeding or transitioning back to work
  • Your doctor may ask about any concerns you have since your last appointment

How to check your baby’s growth?

At 2 months babies usually range from 52 cms long and 3.9 kgs (10th percentile) to 57.5 cms long and 5.7 kgs (90th percentile).

What to ask the doctor?

  • physical growth and coordination
  • speech and language
  • hearing
  • behaviour
  • emotional state
  • day care
  • other

What answers is the doctor looking for?

  1. How is your baby sleeping?
  2. How is your baby eating? How much per day?
  3. Describe your baby’s bowel movements (colour, form, number per day).

Keep these points in mind to make the most of the visit to your doctor. And help your baby be healthy and happy.

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