What to Expect at Your Baby’s Six-Week Checkup

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For most, the six week checkup will be the second visit to the pediatrician’s office with your new baby. There won’t be any shots during this visit, but if you plan on following the regular vaccination schedule, your baby will most likely receive vaccinations during the next appointment. 

Here is what you can expect for your baby’s 6 week 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.

{ MORE: What to Expect at Your Baby’s Nine-Month Checkup }

Please be sure to ask the pediatrician any questions you may have about vaccinations, and any other questions you may have during this visit.

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6 comments

  1. Avatar of Marina Marina says:

    Didn’t have 6 wks. – just 4 & 8 wks.

  2. Avatar of Oliviaramon Oliviaramon says:

    Baby is barley 6 weeks and he weight is 12 pounds 1 oz hes a big boy

  3. Avatar of Sierra-Dawn Sierra-Dawn says:

    No six week check-up
    Next is 8 week

  4. Avatar of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    Is it just me or are there lots of visits were not much is done. All they say is she is looking healthy and then I have to pay 500 dollars for that visit. Dont get me wrong I want the best for my girl so I still go, but I want more for what I pay.

  5. Avatar of Ada Ada says:

    I have been to the doctor like 5 times in the first four weeks and my baby is doing great. Doubled his birth weight in less than 4wks

  6. Avatar of ChrisS ChrisS says:

    We’ve been visiting my son’s doctor so many times on his first 10 days in life. Drawing blood test. So I lost count.

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