One year Check up Expectations
At a Child’s one-year check up, here is a list of what you can expect the doctor to check. Prior to the check up, it is a good idea to look at your child and be able to answer the doctor’s questions fully and completely.
One year check up:
Height and Weight
Length and Head Circumference
Heart and Lungs: Listening for abnormal heart rhythms and breathing issues
Eyes: Congenital eye conditions and blocked tear ducts
Ears: Signs of infection and make sure the eardrum is moving
Mouth: Signs of infection, new teeth and number of teeth
Body: Check for reflexes and muscle tone, paleness of skin (iron-deficiency anemia)
Belly: enlarged organs and possible hernia issues
Genitals: signs of infection or rash normal genital development
Joints: Hips, Legs and shoulders, checking for normal range of motion and movement
Nap and sleep: children need about 14 hours of sleep split between nighttime sleep and nap time
Walking and Crawling: Where your child is at in development stages of cruising, walking or crawling
Talking: What words are your child saying or babbling?
Social Skills: How is your child acting?
Zara’s check up put her on target for her developmental skills. Healthy babies make mom and dad happy