Caring for Kids: 1 to 4 Years

 
Caring for Kids 1 to 4 years

Well-child visits – For parents, a well-child visit is time with your clinician to ask questions and bring up concerns about your child's growth and development, behavior and general well-being. At regularly scheduled well-child visits, our care teams get to better know both you and your child. If you have an urgent question or concern, visits can be scheduled at any time.

Schedule visits at 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2½ years, 3 years and 4 years. 

 Well-child visit by age  Early childhood
 12 months 15 months  18 months  2 years  2½ years  3 years 4 years 
 Physical examination              
 Weight and height              
 Head Circumference              
 Blood pressure                
 Body mass index (BMI)              
 Vision and hearing              
 Health questionnaire              
 Blood tests                
 Immunizations
Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib)        
   
Pneumoccoal conjugate (PCV)              
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)              
Inactivated polio virus (IPV)              
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)              
Varicella (Chickenpox)      
     
Hepatitis A (Hep A)*          
 Influenza  Once a year during influenza season
 Oral Health
 Oral health check              
 Fluoride varnish                

Boxes marked with a  show what will happen at each visit. 

What to expect
Birth to 2 years old:
Your child will be weighed nude or in a clean disposable diaper
3 years and older: Your child will need to undress (underwear can remain on) and put on a gown for getting weighed and having a physical exam. 
Forms: Bring any sports, camp, school and childcare forms that you need your clinician to complete. 

Vaccine information:
*Hep A:
 This vaccine requires 2 doses – the 2nd dose should be given at least 6 months after the 1st dose. 
Influenza: Children 6 months through 8 years old who are receiving influenza vaccine for the 1st time should receive 2 doses – the 2nd dose should be given at least 4 weeks after the 1st dose. 

Visit healthychildren.org for more information.