Babies & Toddler Overview
As a new parent, your number one priority shifts from the life you knew before to one that is devoted to keeping your precious baby healthy. As your little one grows and develops into an energetic toddler, you’ll face new questions and challenges along the way.
Baby and Toddler Wellness Visits with a Pediatrician
These visits with your baby’s pediatrician serve as a sort of progress report for your baby. Wellness visits are scheduled more frequently during your baby’s first two years then spread out to once a year as your little one ages.
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that initial wellness visits occur at the following intervals:
- Two to five days.
- One month.
- Two months.
- Four months.
- Six months.
- Nine months.
- 12 months.
- 15 months.
- 18 months.
- 24 months.
- 30 months.
- 36 months.
Then every year afterward.
Why are Routine Checkups and Wellness Visits so Important?
These visits are about so much more than ensuring your baby or toddler doesn’t get sick along the way. These visits are about determining how well your baby and toddler are progressing developmentally. They provide important baselines for comparing how quickly your child is growing and progressing in size, strength, coordination, socialization, and more.
Immunizations for Babies and Toddlers
Immunizations are important tools providing your baby and toddler with vital antibodies to fight off potentially lethal diseases. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends parents follow all suggested immunization guidelines. Doing so protects your precious little one from 14 potentially fatal diseases by the time he or she reaches the age of two.
Resources to Help with Babies and Toddlers
We’ve put together an impressive assortment of resources for parents of babies and toddlers to consult routinely when you have questions, concerns, or simply want guidance.
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