Well baby care
Keeping your baby healthy
During your baby’s first year, he’ll see her health care provider regularly for well baby visits. This is the medical care you get for your baby when he’s not sick. His checkups let the health care provider make sure your baby is growing and developingcorrectly. In the first year, your baby should get a checkup at:
- 2 weeks
- 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9 months
- 1 year
Take your baby for these checkups even if he’s doing great and isn’t sick.
Your baby gets vaccinations (immunizations) as part of well baby care. Vaccinations protect your baby from serious childhood diseases, like polio, chickenpox, mumps and the flu. Your baby should get vaccinations and boosters regularly, all the way through age 18.