What to Expect at Your Baby’s 10-Week Checkup

Cute baby with big brown eyesFor most, the ten week checkup will be the third well visit to the pediatrician's office. If you are following the regular vaccination schedule, your baby will most likely receive vaccinations during this visit. It can be very helpful to bring a bottle or be ready to breastfeed immediately after the shots are completed. This can help soothe your baby after receiving the shots. It is also sometimes recommended to give your baby infant Tylenol before the shots are administered to help dull any pain. Be sure to clear this with your pediatrician first.

Here is what you can expect for your baby's 10 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.
  • The vaccinations your baby may receive are:
 

 

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4 comments

  1. Monica says:

    My son got his shots during his two month visit and it broke my heart to hear him cry like that…

  2. catnick says:

    You should not put to take Tylenol before because it reduces the vaccines effectiveness

  3. sheenaholman says:

    Took my girl and she cried like Ive never heard before. It was the saddest thing.

  4. ChrisS says:

    Standard routine as always for 12 months and younger.

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