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

Pediatrician and baby birlIf you are following the regular vaccination schedule, your baby may get a break from vaccinations during this visit. However, they may be tested for Anemia.

Here is what you can expect for your baby’s 9 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.
  • Hemoglobin Blood Test for Anemia

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  1. Avatar of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Baby will have her well visit this Wednesday, exactly at her 9th month! No shots this time :) I hope it’strue!

  2. Avatar of Melody Melody says:

    Glad to get a break from the shots!

  3. 9 Month check up!. Baby will be happy to get a check up, and go out today.

  4. Avatar of Leslie Leslie says:

    Her pediatrician didn’t do the Hemoglobin Blood Test on my daughter.

  5. Avatar of sukismom sukismom says:

    Yay! Hopefully the waiting room visit is shorter than the doctor visit this time

  6. Avatar of dedeeboru dedeeboru says:

    I’m wondering if mine’ll even bother with the hemoglobin check. They never did with the older one and this one has had about 18 hemoglobin checks in the last 6 weeks.

  7. My baby has her check up in May and this was a great and timely article to prepare me for what they were going to be doing.

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