All children should have the chance to grow up healthy, but sometimes they have problems with growth and learning. These problems may keep them from getting a good start in life.
At well child check-ups, you can work with your child's doctor to make sure your child has the best chance to grow and learn. Children need well child check-ups on a regular basis.
Well child check-ups are important because they can help find health and learning problems early and help stop some problems from happening. At every well child check-up, the doctor should ask you about your child's growth and development.
Sometimes, your child's doctor may ask you to fill out a form with questions about your child's development. This should happen around the 9, 18, 24, or 30-month visit, but may happen more often.
Children develop in their own way. Your child should keep growing and learning. If you are worried about how your child is growing and learning, don't worry, but don't wait. Call your child's doctor or nurse to talk about your concerns.
To find out more information on developmental screening, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html or call (800) CDC-INFO.
Please call your child's doctor or health care professional to make an appointment for a well child check-up.
Help keep your child healthy!