Benefits of Well-Child Visits
Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your Provider about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.
See how much your child has grown in the time since your child’s last visit and talk with your Provider about your child’s development. You can discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors, and learning skills.
Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child’s Provider such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your Provider at the start of the visit.
Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships between your Provider, parent, and child. The AAP recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental, and social health of a child.