The Benefits of Well-Child Visits:
- Prevention: Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You can ask your physician about nutrition and safety in the home and in the community.
- Tracking growth and development: See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit and talk with your doctor about your child's development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning.
- Raising concerns: Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's physician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three questions or concerns with you to talk with your physician at the start of the visit.
- Team approach: Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among physician, parent and child. The American Association of Pediatricians recommends well-child visits as a way for physicians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child.