When should your child see a pediatrician?
Children should see their doctor for the following milestones:
- At birth
- 3 to 5 days after birth
- Months: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30
- Annually, ages 3 to 21.
During each visit, your doctor will check for proper development, including height, and weight. Regular checkups are a great time to develop a relationship with your child’s pediatrician, and an ideal time to discuss questions regarding immunizations, nutrition, growth or any concerns you may have.
It is a good idea to write down a list of questions before your next visit. It will save time and ensure all your questions will be addressed.