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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Tina | 2005/07/29

Q.

Baby Check Ups

I know you need to take your baby for it's 6 week check up, but my colleague mentioned the other day that you need to take them at 6 months as well. What do they check for?

He is developing well - he laughs, smiles, babbles, rolls over and even pushes himself forward, he has had all his injections, he drinks, sleeps and eats well and has almost 2 teeth. Is there a 6 months check up and is in necessary?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He seems to be doing well and his milestones are normal.The 6-month check covers his development, physical health and a review of his immunisations.



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Posted by: sambinoct | 2005/08/01

My baby went at 6 weeks and 3 months and is due for 6 months soon. He also went to clinic every month for weighing and immunisations. Between 6 weeks and 3 months he's had 3 sets of immunisations and is due for next immunisation at 6 months. His Ped. says that there's a chicken pox vaccine that's not on the immunisation list before the 9 month one... Have you been taking baby to clinic for immunisations though?

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Posted by: SLC | 2005/07/29

It's nice to take them for the check up as it will just put your mind at ease that his development is on track! It also gives you a chance to ask all sorts of questions about things that worry you.

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Posted by: Tina | 2005/07/29

Thanks, in that case I'll take him as soon as I can. I'm sure my doc will like seeing him again as the last time was when he was 6 weeks old.

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Posted by: SLC | 2005/07/29

Yes, there is a 6 month check up and a 1 year check up. They just check that the fontanelle is closing, that legs, back etc are all as they should be, testicles in boys - that they have 'dropped'. It's nothing to worry about - just a routine check up to ensure that your baby is developing physically as he should.

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