Well-child visits: Ages birth-2 years
Know if your child is learning basic skills on time. Your child's doctor may ask questions or play with your baby to see how he/she moves, behaves and reacts to things. They’ll also check for important milestones throughout your child’s first two years such as waving, smiling, talking, crawling, etc. These help the doctor look for any possible developmental delays.
Body Mass Index (BMI) screening
The doctor will check BMI, as well as measure your child’s height and weight at each visit. This is done to give the doctor a better idea of how your baby is growing compared to the average.
Lead poisoning tests
Lead is a toxic chemical often found in paint chips and dust in older homes. It can be harmful to your child. Since lead poisoning doesn’t always cause symptoms, it’s important to test for it in children at 12 months old and then again at 24 months old. The earlier lead is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Talk to your child’s doctor about scheduling a lead poisoning test. Or contact your local Health Department or WIC office. It’s important to your child’s health. You may qualify for a $10 gift card for completing this screening.*
Learn more about childhood lead exposure.
Flu shots and other immunizations
Getting a flu shot is just as important to your little one as it is to you. Starting at 6 months, your baby can receive a flu shot. To learn more about the flu shot and other important vaccines to keep your child healthy, see our Preventive Health Care Guidelines.
*Complete a lead poisoning test for your child before your child’s second birthday. Gift card will be mailed. Please allow four months for processing.
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