Well Child Checkups

Did you know that routine checkups are just as important to your child’s health as visits when your child is sick? If your child is 24 months of younger, they are most likely seeing the doctor on a regular and frequent basis. After 3 years of age, your child should have a yearly check-up. The Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics developed a schedule of well child visits and recommended a set of comprehensive schedule of screenings and assessments. The benefits of well child visits include prevention of childhood illnesses, tracking growth and development and an opportunity for you to ask questions or raise concerns about specific items such as sleep or behavior.

We recommend following the Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics schedule for routine checkups:

  • The first week visit (3 to 5 days old)
  • 1 month old
  • 2 months old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • 2 years old (24 months)
  • 2 ½ years old (30 months)
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old
  • 5 years old
  • 6 years old
  • 7 years old
  • 8 years old
  • 9 years old
  • 10 years old
  • 11 years old
  • 12 years old
  • 13 years old
  • 14 years old
  • 15 years old
  • 16 years old
  • 17 years old
  • 18 years old
  • 19 years old
  • 20 years old
  • 21 years old