And even when you have plenty of time in your visit, parents often forget the questions they have.
Preparing our infant well child visit checklist in advance of your visit to your pediatrician can help to make sure you don't forget any questions or concerns you have about your child.
Infant Well Child ChecklistAmong the information you should record include:
- your child's diet and feeding schedule, including what and when your infant is eating
- your child's sleep schedule, including naps and nighttime sleep
- your child's development, including new milestones your child has met since your last visit
- any problems or concerns you have had since your last visit
Questions for Your PediatricianYour pediatrician will likely answer a lot of your questions during the course of each well-child visit, but it can be helpful to make sure you know the answer to the following questions about your infant:
- Does your child need Vitamin D supplements?
- When can you start using insect repellents and sunscreen?
- When can you start solid baby food, like cereal and then vegetables and fruits?
- When can you start finger foods and table foods?
- How long should you breastfeed your baby?
- When can you introduce water and juice?
- When can you switch from formula or breastmilk to whole cow's milk?
- When can you turn you child's car seat around?