What to Expect at Your Baby’s 12-Month Checkup

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Here is what you can expect for your baby’s 12 month checkup:

  • Your baby’s length will be measured and compared to a standard height chart. The doctor will let you know what percentile your baby falls into for height. The doctor will then compare the percentile from the last appointment to the percentile from this appointment to make sure everything seems normal.
  • Your baby will be weighed. His/her weight will be compared to a standard weight chart. The doctor will let you know what percentile your baby falls into for weight. The doctor will then compare the percentile from the last appointment to the percentile from this appointment to make sure everything seems normal.
  • Your baby’s head circumference will be measured and compared to a standard chart. The doctor will let you know what percentile your baby falls into for head circumference. The doctor will then compare the percentile from the last appointment to the percentile from this appointment to make sure everything seems normal.
  • The doctor will perform a physical exam of your baby.
  • The VARIVAX vaccination may be administered. This helps prevent chickenpox.
  • An MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) shot may be administered.
  • The Hep A vaccination may be administered.
  • A lead screening may be performed.

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  1. Avatar of Marina Marina says:

    We opted for Hep A & Hep B (did not get initially as we did alternate vaccine schedule). Hate to have all those vaccine all at once. Knock on wood, with every vaccine (they were on alternate schedule & space out) he no had no reaction

  2. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Shots during visit make me uncomfortable. My husband is pro-vaccine and I do believe in immunization program. I just don’t like multiple shots.

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