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Your baby’s checkup at twelve months

Your baby’s checkup at twelve months

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Be prepared before you visit your doctor with your baby at her age of twelve months. Here are quick pointers to remember.

Thursday, April 27th, 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, like walking and speaking

Your doctor may check your baby’s teeth. How many does she have?

Your baby will get the next round of immunisation

Your doctor can discuss common concerns, like tooth care and dealing with baby’s falls and booboos

Your doctor may ask about any concerns you have since your last appointment

How to check your baby’s growth?

At 12 months, babies usually range from 27.75 inches long and 18 pounds (10th percentile) to 30.5 inches long and 23.75 pounds (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?

How is your baby sleeping?

How and what is your baby eating? How much per day? After introducing other foods, how has your baby done?

Describe the amounts of breast milk your baby is consuming

How is your baby getting around? Is she pulling herself up or walking?

Which words does your baby use?

    These pointers help you utilize your visit to your doctor. Make the most of it to help your baby be healthy and happy.

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