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Taking Your Five Year Old to the Doctor

Going to the Doctor


Updated July 16, 2014

Taking Your Child to your Pediatrician

At the five year checkup, you can expect:
  • An examination of your preschooler's growth and development.
  • A review of feeding and sleep schedules.
  • Measurement of his height, weight and blood pressure.
  • Counseling for injury prevention, dental health, and a proper diet.
  • Immunizations: DTaP, IPV, Varivax booster (if your child hasn't had chickenpox) and MMR boosters (if not already given at the four year checkup).
  • Screening test: vision test and hearing test.
The next check up with your pediatrician will be when your child is six years old.

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