Your baby needs another checkup at about six months of age. Several things will take place at this visit. The doctor will check to see how your baby is developing.
Here are some of the things the doctor will look at:
- Your baby’s ability to control her head
- Her ability to reach and grab objects
- Her ability to roll over
- Her ability to make sounds
- Her ability to stand while she holds on to someone
The doctor will also check your baby’s weight, length, and the size of her head. Your baby should have what is called a “hematocrit” blood test to check for anemia. The test is done by pricking her toe.
Your baby will also get the shots she needs to stay healthy. Ask the doctor for a copy of the shot record.
Your doctor or nurse will talk to you about your baby. They may ask about her development and about how well she is eating and growing. You should make a list of questions to ask before you go to the doctor.
They may ask about your baby’s sleeping and her behavior and mood. They may talk about how you can keep your baby healthy. Be sure to write down any instructions that the doctor gives you.
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